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Rochester woman pleads guilty to forgery charges

Rochester woman pleads guilty to forgery charges

June 14, 2018 12:58 PM

A Rochester woman has plead guilty on Thursday to petit larceny charges related to forgery according to the New York State Workers' Compensation Fraud Inspector General.

Devon lloyd-Fountain stole $2,400 in workers' compensation benefits by forging her deceased mother's signature on benefit checks and keeping the money for herself.

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The 45-year-old is expected to pay back the full amount she stole as apart of her conviction.

An investigation by the Inspector General found that Lloyd-Fountain cashed eight Workers’ compensation benefit checks mailed to her mother, after her mother passed away on December 26, 2015.

Lloyd-Fountain forged her mother’s signature, deposited the checks into relatives’ bank accounts and then withdrew the money from each deposit for her own use. Worker’s Compensation benefits are supposed to cease upon the death of a recipient.

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