Florida man convicted in fraud case – Times News Online
Published on July 28, 2022 at 2:45 p.m.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Intermediate District of Pennsylvania today announced that 25-year-old Jorice Williams Dennard of Tampa, Florida was sentenced on July 26, 2022 by U.S. District Judge Robert D. Mariani to 24 months and one day of a prison sentence followed by a 2-year probation sentence for the offenses of postal fraud and aggravated identity theft.
According to U.S. Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Dennard submitted a false claim to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry for Pennsylvania Pandemic Unemployment Assistance benefits using personally identifying information, including the name, date of birth and social security number, of another person.
Dennard then went to Jim Thorpe in an effort to obtain a package addressed to his identity theft victim containing a debit card in the victim’s name with a balance of over $14,000 in AUP funds.
Dennard was arrested at Jim Thorpe’s post office.
This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffery St John.
On May 17, 2021, the Attorney General established the COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force to mobilize Department of Justice resources in partnership with government agencies to scale up enforcement and prevention efforts. pandemic-related fraud. The task force strengthens efforts to investigate and prosecute the most culpable domestic and international criminal actors and assists agencies administering relief programs to prevent fraud, among other methods, by increasing and integrating coordination mechanisms existing ones, identifying resources and techniques to uncover fraudulent actors and their agendas, and sharing and leveraging information and knowledge gained from previous enforcement efforts.
For more information about the department’s response to the pandemic, please visit https://www.justice.gov/coronavirus.
Anyone with information about alleged attempted fraud involving COVID-19 can report it by calling the Department of Justice’s National Disaster Fraud Center hotline at 866-720 -5721 or through the NCDF’s online complaint form at: https://www.justice. gov/disaster-fraud/ncdf-disaster-complaint-form.