Fayette woman sentenced for fraud

Staff report

The following individuals were sentenced recently by Judge Jeffrey Robinson in Fulton County Common Pleas Court, according to Prosecutor Scott Haselman.

Cecilia Williams, 36, of Fayette previously pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud. Between March 27-July 17, 2014, she received benefits to which she was not entitled to receive.

She was sentenced to two years of community control, and ordered to: pay restitution of f$6,657.16 to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation; complete a theft education course; and serve three days in the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, with credit for time served.

Failure to comply could result in seven months in prison.

Rachel Hammond, 27, of Wauseon previously pleaded guilty to grand theft. Between June 14, 2012, and March 31, 2016, she falsified her applications to receive food stamps and Medicaid benefits.

She was sentenced to four years of community control, and ordered to: pay restitution of $24,402.49 to the Department of Job and Family Services; be assessed by Maumee Valley Guidance Center for mental health treatment; and successfully complete all aftercare.

Failure to comply could result in 12 months in prison.

Jade Herzog, 41, of Bryan previously pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property, identity fraud, failure to comply with order or signal of police officer, and vandalism. On Jan. 1, 2017, he used a stolen credit card to attempt to make a purchase in the card holder’s name. After the attempted purchase, he failed to comply with police when he was fleeing in a vehicle, then struck a police cruiser with that vehicle.

He was sentenced to eight months in prison for receiving stolen property, eight months in prison for identity theft, 30 months in prison for failure to comply, and eight months in prison for vandalism, to be served consecutively for a term of 54 months. He was ordered to pay restitution of $1,000 to the City of Wauseon, and surrender his driver’s license for five years.

Staff report