A long-time employee of a residential facility for the developmentally disabled in Bremerton, Washington, pleaded guilty today to theft of government funds, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. KRISTI OSBORNE, 66, who served as a Fiscal Analyst at the Frances Hadden Morgan Center admits to stealing $304,755 from three bank accounts she oversaw that held money belonging to the disabled residents and to the center. When sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert J. Bryan on March 30, 2012, OSBORNE faces up to ten years in prison.
Reduce Improper Payments and Increase Overpayment Recoveries
On November 20, 2009, the President issued Executive Order 13520. As part of the Executive Order, each agency head is required to submit to the agency's OIG and the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency a quarterly report on high-dollar overpayments identified by the agency, subject to Federal privacy policies.
This review covers SSA's high-dollar overpayments reports for the quarters ended December 2010 and March, June and September 2011.
U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced that Gloria Pugh, 45, of Rochester, N.Y., who was convicted of theft of public money, was sentenced to five years probation by U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan W. Feldman. Pugh was also ordered to pay $18,140 in restitution.
A Great Falls woman was sentenced Thursday in federal court to 27 months in prison for fraud resulting in her receiving more than $115,000 in federal benefits.
A 28-year-old woman was sentenced to 11 months in prison on Dec. 28 for illegally diverting Social Security benefits while she worked for an organization that cares for people with developmental disabilities.
Teri M. Mozingo was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell to pay $58,889.33 in restitution still owed to Bios Corp. and to be under court supervision for three years after her release from prison.
A Perham man who cheated Social Security out of over $24,000 will now have to give that money back in the form of deductions from his Social Security benefits.
Wayne Allen Larson, 64, was convicted Monday in Otter Tail County court for felony theft. He must spend 30 days in jail or on electric monitoring, and he was placed on supervised probation for 10 years and fined $500.
Bill Desvari, Lorain’s former chief building official, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to a charge of theft of government property for continuing to cash the Social Security checks of his deceased great aunt for 15 years after she died, according to prosecutors.
Between 1995 and 2010, Desvari raked in $196,992 in funds that he wasn’t entitled to, according to court documents.
Mike Tobin, a spokesman for U.S. Attorney for Northern Ohio Steven Dettelbach, said Desvari had power of attorney for his great aunt.