A town of Three Lakes woman has been charged in federal court with making false and fraudulent statements in connection with health care benefits involving the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs.
Peggy A. Faulkner, 58, was indicted Aug. 19, according to a press release issued late last week by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Wisconsin.
"The indictment alleges that from January 2014 through December 2015, Faulkner submitted multiple forms requesting reimbursement for mileage to appointments associated with her workers' compensation injury, knowing that she did not actually incur such expense," the release states.
If convicted, Faulkner faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison. The charge against her is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General.
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