North Carolina woman accused of defrauding federal agencies

Published 4:43 am Thursday, November 5, 2020

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A North Carolina woman has surrendered to federal authorities after she was accused of defrauding two agencies of more than $90,000 in benefits, prosecutors said.

The U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release on Monday that Tracey Cathey McNeill, 50, of Raeford is charged with wire fraud and mail fraud.

According to court documents, McNeill had a scheme to defraud the Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management by obtaining disability, retirement and life insurance payments issued to someone in her care. The documents say McNeill got the money between April 2015 and February 2017.

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McNeill faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison if convicted, prosecutors said.



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