Philadelphia, PA – Barbara Stanley, 62, of Nottingham, PA, was recently convicted by a jury of five counts of wire fraud, two counts of theft of government funds, one count of making false statements, and two counts of making false statements regarding workers’ compensation benefits, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.
The defendant was convicted of scheming to defraud the Department of Labor out of workers’ compensation benefits between July 2006 and December 2010 by concealing the fact that she had recovered from her work-related injury. She was also convicted of stealing the approximately $164,000 in workers’ compensation benefits that she received during that time period, and making false statements about her medical condition to the Department of Labor.
The defendant was further convicted of stealing approximately $35,000 in Office of Personnel Management (OPM) disability retirement benefits that she received at the same time that she was receiving workers’ compensation benefits, and falsely denying her receipt of the OPM disability retirement benefits, resulting in total losses to the government of approximately $199,000.
U.S. District Court Judge Paul S. Diamond did not yet schedule sentencing. Stanley faces an estimated advisory sentencing guideline range of 24 to 30 months in prison.
The case was investigated by the United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General, the Department of Labor Office of the Inspector General, and the Office of Personnel Management Office of the Inspector General. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys MaryTeresa Soltis and Mary E. Crawley.
Source: US Attorney’s Office