TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Jacksonville woman has pleaded guilty after being charged with stealing more than $100,000 in Veteran Affairs funding.
The Department of Justice announced that 48-year-old Tamiko Williams entered a guilty plea and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison.
From December 2019 to April 2022, Williams acted as a fiduciary for funds meant to benefit her disabled family member.
While acting as a fiduciary, Williams made large cash withdrawals from the funds for personal use.
“Today’s guilty plea sends a clear message that the VA OIG will vigorously investigate those who steal from vulnerable veterans who are unable to manage their financial affairs,” said Special Agent in Charge David Spilker with the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General’s Southeast Field Office. “The VA OIG appreciates the support of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for their efforts to stop fraud within the VA’s Fiduciary Program.”
A sentencing date has not been scheduled. As part of the plea, Williams must forfeit $103,820.