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Federal Fraud Sends New York Woman to Prison

A Queens NY woman was sentences to spend five months in federal prison followed by a period of home restriction following her false medical claims that netted her thousands of dollars

 

Halina Mielczarek, 47, was sentenced by US District Judge Robert N. Chatigny after she was found to have submitted false medical claims through 2009 and 2010. The woman worked at the United Nations Federal Credit Union as an investment accountant. Of the 157 medical claims submitted, 145 were found to be fraudulent.

 

Mielczarek received nearly $87,000 in medical expenses which she did not incur. The expenses were also not related to family member’s treatment. She altered documents including checks that were used for non-medical expenses when she was asked to submit supporting documentation. Mielczarek will be required to pay that amount back in restitution.

 

In addition to prison and home confinement, Mielczarek will also be on three years of supervised release. She pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of stolen property. The case was investigated by the US Postal Inspection Service.

 

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