Woman Pleads Guilty To $30K Theft In Government Funds
DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -
Janet Wheeler, 48, of Cordova pleaded guilty Thursday to a criminal information charging her with theft of government funds, U.S. Attorney Edward Stanton III said.
According to facts revealed in the criminal information and recited during the plea, between February 2009 and December 2011, Wheeler was a participant in the Housing Choice Voucher Program operated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
An investigation revealed that Wheeler had made false representations to the Memphis Housing Authority and as a result had received over $30,000 in federal housing assistance to which she was not entitled.
Wheeler faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 5 at 9:30 a.m. before United States District Judge John T. Fowlkes.