September 28, 2023

A federal jail guard has been indicted after allegedly submitting almost $40,000 in false incapacity claims.

Katrina Denise McCoy, 40, of Minneola is dealing with 14counts of wire fraud and one depend of aggravated identification theft. If convicted, she faces a most sentence of 20 years in federal jail for every depend of wire fraud and a two-year minimal obligatory jail sentence for the aggravated identification theft offense. The indictment additionally supplies for forfeiture of a minimum of $39,570, representing the proceeds of the offenses.

Based on proof offered in court docket, between March 27, 2019, and February 23, 2021, and whereas employed as a correctional officer with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, McCoy created a scheme to defraud by making false representations on incapacity claims and submitting fictitious documentation in help of these claims. She additionally used a method of identification of two folks to effectuate her scheme. Because of this, she triggered fourteen wire transfers into her checking account totaling $39,570.

This case is being investigated by the Florida Division of Monetary Providers Division of Investigative and Forensic Providers, Bureau of Insurance coverage Fraud and the Division of Justice Workplace of the Inspector Normal. It’s being prosecuted by Assistant United States Lawyer Hannah Nowalk.