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Rochester Woman Sentenced for Wire Fraud

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 18, 2009
  • Western District of New York (716) 843-5700

ROCHESTER, NY—Rose Durbin, age 42, of Rochester, NY, who pled guilty to one count of wire fraud before United States District Judge David G. Larimer in August, was sentenced today to five years' probation, a fine of $750, and was ordered to pay restitution to the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in the amount of $30,578.85, U.S. Attorney Kathleen M. Mehltretter announced today.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany H. Lee, who handled the case, stated that the defendant, Rose Durbin, had knowingly devised and intended to devise a scheme and artifice to defraud Metropolitan Life Insurance Company by means of false and fraudulent representations. Between September 2004 and April 2006, defendant created false medical records related to an injury she had sustained while working in Florida and submitted the records by fax to Metropolitan Life in order to continue to receive long-term disability benefits she knew she was not entitled to as she had resumed working in the Western District of New York, thereby disqualifying her from receiving further benefits. As a result of the scheme, Durbin received over $30,000 in benefits.

The sentence was the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James Robertson and the New York State Insurance Fraud Bureau .