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Case Number: 1:21-cr-00198-RLY-TAB
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (Marion County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Defendant's Attorney: Julie Treida
Description: Indianapolis, Indiana criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with wire fraud.
Maria Caceres, age 56, of Coral Springs, Florida and formerly of Hamilton County, Indiana was employed by Seven Corners, a travel insurance business located in Carmel. Between May 2011 and September 2016, Caceres prepared and submitted thirty fraudulent insurance claims to Seven Corners totaling more than $650.000. As part of the scheme, Caceres and her accomplices created fictitious names under which they purchased insurance policies from the victim company. Caceres and her accomplices created false email addresses in the name of a hospital in Venezuela and submitted claims to the victim company for purported emergency medical services provided to the fictitious individuals during international travel. In fact, none of these expenses were ever incurred and Caceres had created artificial customer accounts and false documents in support of the claims. As a result of the fraud, the victim company paid over $588,000 to accounts controlled by Caceres’ accomplices.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case. The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young. As part of the sentence, Judge Young ordered that the defendant be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office for one year following her release from prison. Caceres was also ordered to pay over $496,000.00 in restitution.
U.S. Attorney Myers thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys James M. Warden and Bradly P. Shepard who prosecuted this case.
Outcome: 01/25/2022 54 ORDER denying 51 Motion to Schedule Sentencing Via Video Teleconferencing as to MARIA CACERES (1); The Court RESETS Defendant's Sentencing Hearing to April 14, 2022, at 2:30 PM. Defendant is ordered to Appear, with counsel, before the Honorable Richard L. Young, Judge, in Room 349 of the Birch Bay Federal Building and United States Courthouse, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Signed by Judge Richard L. Young on 1/25/2022. Electronic Notice to USPO.(AAS) (Entered: 01/25/2022)
Defendant was sentenced to 30 months in prison.