Five SC residents indicted for fraudulently obtaining unemployment

COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) – Five local U.S. Postal Service employees have been indicted on charges of theft from the U.S. government after fraudulently claiming unemployment benefits.

U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said the following have been indicted:

  • Diana Brown, 49, of Marion has been charged with one count of theft from the U.S. government.
  • Keisha Weaver, 34, of Pamplico has been charged with one count of theft from the U.S. government.
  • Corey Baker, 41, of Lake City has been charged with two counts of theft from the U.S. government and making a false statement to obtain unemployment benefits.
  • Tracy H. Timmons, 40, of Hemingway has been charged with two counts of theft from the U.S. government and making a false statement to obtain unemployment benefits.
  • Carmen Robertson, 42, of Hartsville has been charged with two counts of theft from the U.S. government and making a false statement to obtain unemployment benefits.

The maximum penalty each could receive is 10 years in prison.

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