Akron woman charged with making false statements to get disability payments
Allison A. Thompson, 49, of Akron, Ohio, was indicted today by a federal grand jury for making false statements to obtain federal disability benefits, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
The indictment alleges that the defendant submitted false statements in connection with the application for and receipt of compensation, benefit, and payment under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act in 2012 and 2013.
The United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General conducted the investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Miranda E. Dugi.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s applicable U.S. Sentencing Guidelines range, prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial, in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.