Former Postal Employee Sentenced For Employee’s Compensation Fraud | USAO-NDNY

BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK – Christine O’Neill, 61, of Johnson City, New York, was sentenced today to three (3) years probation for fraud against the U.S. Postal Service and the Department of Labor by senior U.S. District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy US $ 46,287 misrepresented and misrepresented claims seeking compensation for federal employees, and fired acting United States attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Matthew Modafferi, U.S. Postal Service Special Representative to the Inspector General of the Northeast Area Office, at .

O’Neill mistakenly believed that she was neither employed, self-employed, or with a business in the years 2015 and 2016 when she received federal employee compensation. She was receiving benefits for an alleged back injury which she believed caused her to refrain from performing work functions for the postal service. In fact, O’Neill ran her own company, Chris’ Cookies and Cakes, preparing cakes and cookies and delivering them to customers during the time she was collecting benefits. Agents videotaped O’Neill, who was selling baked goods at a local craft fair in the course of their investigation, and bought baked goods from O’Neill, who provided the undercover agent with a business card.

This case has been investigated by the US Postal Service Office of the Inspector General. The case was followed up by US assistant attorney Geoffrey JL Brown.

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