Lithonia woman sentenced for $1.7 million medical supply heist

A DeKalb County woman avoided prison time for her role in a medical supply scheme worth more than $1.7 million, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts said Friday.

But Felicia Duggan, 41, of Lithonia, was sentenced to 36 months of probation, with six of those months to be served in home confinement, and must pay $1,714,350 in restitution to an Atlanta hospital and $33,887 in restitution to the IRS, U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz said.

In August, Duggan pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen property and two counts of subscribing false tax returns, Ortiz’s office said in a press release. Over a two-year period, Duggan stole numerous medical supplies and devices from the hospital where she was formerly employed.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office declined to release the name of the hospital where Duggan was employed.

Beginning in March 2008, Duggan conspired with others, including a Boston-based medical supply thief, to sell the stolen medical supplies on the black market. Duggan was the fifth and final defendant to be sentenced in the scheme.

The IRS Criminal Investigation group, based in Boston, assisted numerous other federal agencies with the investigation.

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