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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Albuquerque Man Sentenced to Probation for Stealing from Department of Veterans Affairs

Defendant Ordered to Pay $179,492.00 in Restitution

ALBUQUERQUE – Scott Till, 57, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced today to two years of probation for his theft of government funds conviction.  Till also was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $179,492.00 to the Department of Veterans Affairs

Till, who is not a veteran, pled guilty to a felony information on Oct. 6, 2014, and admitted that in Nov. 2011, he took money from the government to which he was not entitled.  Till committed the crime by keeping open a bank account into which the Department of Veterans’ Affairs was depositing money, specifically to maintain sole access to that money, knowing that he was not entitled to it.  Till committed the crime in Bernalillo County, N.M.

This case was investigated by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Mysliwiec.

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Updated February 10, 2015