- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Nine Floridians have been charged with stealing roughly $1.4 million in federal benefits as a result of an operation initiated and overseen by multiple federal agencies, the Department of Justice revealed in a press release on May 23.

Operation Tombstone, which was put together by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General and the investigative work of Special Agents with multiple Offices of Inspectors General — among other federal agencies — resulted in the indictment of the following individuals:

• Linda Sue Bellamy (60, Jacksonville), is charged with stealing $62,518 of government benefits from the Social Security Administration.

• Sonia Destine Casbar (57, Ocala), is charged with stealing approximately $45,111 of government benefits from the Social Security Administration.

• Angela Ann Driggers (53, Callahan), is charged with stealing approximately $131,078.32 of government benefits from the Social Security Administration and the Federal Medicaid Health Care Benefit Program.

• Adriyanna Herdener (37, Melbourne), is charged with stealing approximately $21,712 of government benefits from the Social Security Administration.

• Camilla Ann Winterling (57, Liberty Township, Ohio), is charged with stealing a total of approximately $472,788.64 of government benefits from the Social Security Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

• Sandra McCray (57, Jacksonville), is charged with stealing approximately $142,724.00 of government benefits from the Social Security Administration.

• Rickey Nelson (60, Jacksonville), is charged with stealing approximately $205,530.00 of government benefits from the Social Security Administration.

• Steven Hutka (67, Jacksonville), is charged with stealing approximately $69,351.00 of government benefits from the Social Security Administration.

• Daniel Ovshak (64, St. Johns), is charged with stealing approximately $267,701.00 of government benefits from the Social Security Administration.

If convicted, those charged as a result of Operation Tombstone face 10 years in federal prison per count.

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