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October 27, 2014

Former Rowan County Resident Found Guilty on Federal Fraud Charges

GREENSBORO, NC—Sandy Wade Parsons was found guilty of forty-three federal fraud charges, announced Ripley Rand, United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina. He will be sentenced by United States District Judge Thomas D. Schroeder in Winston-Salem on February 18, 2015.

Sandy Parsons, 40, was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to defraud the government, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine; one count of aggravated identity theft, which carries a mandatory sentence of two years, consecutive to any other sentence, and a $250,000 fine; one count of false statement to a government agency, which carries a maximum sentence of two years in prison and a $250,000 fine; twenty counts of theft of government funds which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine; and twenty counts of mail fraud which carries a maximum sentence of twenty years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Casey Stone Parsons, Sandy Parsons’s co-defendant, pleaded guilty on October 1, 2014. Her sentencing is scheduled for February 10, 2015.

The Casey and Sandy Parsons case was investigated by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations, and the Social Security Administration. The Casey Parsons and Sandy Parsons cases are being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anand Ramaswamy.

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