Saturday, September 22, 2012

Former Okla. DHS worker charged with wire fraud

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma Department of Human Services worker faces federal wire fraud charges after allegedly bilking a Bethany nursing home resident out of more than $27,000 in disability payments.
Katharine A. Daugherty, a former DHS adult protective services specialist, has agreed to a plea deal with federal prosecutors in which she will plead guilty to the charges and make restitution payments, her attorney Irven Box said.
"She has accepted responsibility for what she did and acknowledged that what she did was wrong," Box said.
Daugherty is expected to enter a guilty plea at a hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. She will also forfeit her state pension as part of the guilty plea.
According to the charges, Daugherty had guardianship over a man identified only as "L.J.A." in court documents. The man was a former Federal Aviation Administration employee who received monthly disability payments from the U.S. Department for Labor for an on-the-job injury sustained in 1976.

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Former Okla. DHS worker charged with wire fraud

See Also:
Former Oklahoma DHS Worker Charged With Mail Fraud


Finny said...

Restitution is getting to be my favorite word!

Norma said...

Here's another case of a DHS specialist stealing from the vulnerable.

They get by with always accusing family of being the big abusers of the elderly, but here we go with another example of non-family.

Thank you for posting, NASGA.

Anonymous said...

Now people can see the incentive for APS and DHS to rush to guardianize and conserve most often for their pals in the guardianship racket with opportunities for state workers - imagine that folks!!! - to criminally enrich themselves and most often they do not get detected. Kickbacks and paybacks are in play to feed the lawyers what they need CLIENTS that generates income.

It's so simple to see it and figure it out, see the scheme, even for those with average IQs yet many turn blind eye and deaf ear enabling abuses not only to proceed but to epidemic proportions.