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A federal grand jury this week indicted a Windsor woman on wire and mail fraud charges, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

The indictment, handed up Wednesday, accuses Brenda Hilton, 59, of submitting about $27,000 in fraudulent claims for processing.

Hilton worked as a claim specialist responsible for managing and authorizing payments related to workers' compensation claims at a Swiss insurance company's Owing Mills, Maryland, office, the indictment states.

Hilton submitted three fraudulent claims totaling $27,728 for processing, with all payments directed to her home address, according to the release. Two of the three checks were deposited into her personal bank account, the release states.

The company where Hilton worked is not named in the indictment.

The maximum penalty for each count is 20 years in prison, a term of supervised release following imprisonment and a fine, according to the release.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.

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