Christine O & # 39; Neill, of Johnson City, New York, was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison after being caught cheating the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Department of Labor for $ 46,287 by making false statements to obtain federal workers' compensation benefits. according to a statement issued by the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Northern District of New York.
Mail Worker O & # 39; Neill, who claims she was injured at work, was accused of misrepresenting that she was not employed, self-employed or involved in any company during the 2015 and 2016 periods when she collected federal benefits worker. prepare and deliver cakes and cookies to customers during the times she collected benefits.
Agents with the post office inspector general's office filmed Mrs. O & # 39; Neill selling pastries at a local craft fair during her investigation and bought pastries from Mrs. O & # 39; Neill, who gave the undercover agent a business card, according to the statement.