RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A certified nursing assistant in North Carolina has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison and purchased to pay out $90,000 in restitution for defrauding a disabled navy veteran, prosecutors claimed.
Tracey McNeill, 51, of Raeford pleaded guilty in July to wire fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The sentence was handed down on Friday.
Court docket paperwork say that concerning February 2015 and February 2017, McNeill fraudulently received VA and Business office of Personnel Management benefits by executing a ability of lawyer over the target, who served in the U.S. Army and worked for the U.S. Postal Services for 41 several years.
An investigation showed McNeill organized for the target, who experienced dementia, to go into her property in February 2015, then directed the VA and OPM to deposit his rewards into her bank account. the information launch reported. The sufferer passed away on Dec. 6, 2016.
In all, McNeill deposited $61,318 from OPN and $11,151 from the VA, which prosecutors mentioned she invested on private costs. She also listed herself as the beneficiary of the victim’s retirement and lifestyle insurance plan rewards. OPM despatched $17,533 in life insurance coverage proceeds to McNeill, authorities stated.