Mother, daughter sentenced for defrauding USDA summer food program

A Department of Justice logo is shown on a podium during a news conference about Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A mother and daughter will each be serving prison sentences of more than one year for defrauding the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program.

Cindy Hall, 41, is facing a sentence of 15 months in prison and three years of supervised release for defrauding the program. Her mother and co-conspirator, 61-year-old Stephanie Almond, was sentenced to one year and one day in prison.

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Authorities say Almond and Hall both ran non-profits that purportedly worked with the UDSA’s program.

However, investigators say Hall had submitted fraudulent claims for reimbursement to the Virginia Department of Health for an organization called Send Thee Community Outreach.

Hall reportedly received at least $150,000 for the claims.

Almond ran her non-profit for a couple of years while she was disqualified by the Department of Health.

Both women been ordered to pay a total of $249,225.75 in restitution.

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