Woman who feigned disease owes 652 hours of community service to cancer facilities
You could call it poetic justice.
A Colorado judge has imposed, in my opinion, a fitting sentence (and fine) on a female postal worker who faked cancer and was convicted of fraud.
|Judge Raymond Moore|
The judge also imposed five years of probation (including six months of home confinement with an electronic monitor, "along with a $10,000 fine and restitution of exactly $20,798.38, acting U.S. Attorney for Colorado Bob Troyer said in a statement."
The figure represented what the 60-year-old Boyle, who had worked for the postal service since 1991, was paid for administrative sick leave while missing two years of work after claiming "that cancer attacked her white blood cells and ravaged her immune system, leaving Boyle too weak to come into work."
She reportedly confessed when confronted with proof of her misdeeds.
Boyle had intended "to continue defrauding the government with sick leave until her retirement in April, which she planned to celebrate with a Hawaiian cruise."
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