U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Virginia
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May 15, 2015

Manassas Man Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Stealing More Than $370,000 from Former Employer

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Brandon Scott Hoffman, 37, of Manassas, Virginia, was sentenced yesterday to 15 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for stealing over $370,000 from his former employer. Hoffman was also ordered to pay $271,903.36 in restitution and forfeit his criminal proceeds.

Hoffman pleaded guilty on February 6, 2015. According to court documents, from 2004 through 2014, Hoffman worked as a medical biller and officer manager for a medical practice in Fairfax, Virginia. Beginning in 2009 and continuing through February 2014, Hoffman intercepted 439 checks from health insurance companies made payable to the medical practice, forged the doctor’s signature or signed his own signature, and deposited the checks into his own personal bank account. The total amount of money the defendant stole from the medical practice was $370,836.23.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Andrew G. McCabe, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis, III.

This case was investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chad R. Golder and Kimberly R. Pedersen are prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:15-cr-034. ###

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