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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Toledo Man Charged With Theft Of Government Property

A Toledo man was charged with one count of theft of government property, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Richard Arens, II, age 38, withdrew approximately $93,373 for his personal benefit from the bank account of his deceased mother between December 2007 through August 2013, according to the information.          

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s 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.

The investigating agency in this case is the Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General.  The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Ava Dustin. 

An information is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  Defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Updated March 12, 2015