Kennebec County Woman Pleads Guilty to Bankruptcy and Social Security Fraud Charges

Date: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021
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From the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine:

PORTLAND, Maine: A Kennebec County woman pleaded guilty today in federal court to bankruptcy fraud and Social Security fraud, U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced.

According to court records, between September and December 2019, Carol Bilodeau, 69, of Wayne, initiated two fraudulent Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings and submitted filings to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Portland containing numerous false statements. In her bankruptcy filings, Bilodeau falsely represented another person’s name, Social Security number and employment information as her own. She also used a fake email address she had created to further the bankruptcy fraud.

Bilodeau faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on both charges, and up to three years of supervised release. She will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The FBI and the Social Security Administration’s Office of the Inspector General investigated the case.