Upstate Woman Busted for Selling Goats While Collecting Workman's Comp

Tuesday, Apr 6, 2010  |  Updated 2:15 PM EDT
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Upstate Woman Busted for Selling Goats While Collecting Workman's Comp

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Take note: Selling goats and collecting workers comp don't mix.

An upstate New York woman faces up to five years in prison and a fine up to $250,000 after admitting she sold goats while collecting more than $60,000 in workers compensation.

Susan Tansosch pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to making false statements to the U.S. Department of Labor.

In the plea announced Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian (har-TOO'-nee-yan) says Tansosch collected the benefits after she told authorities she wasn't making money from other employment. She was selling goats near Syracuse.

The 53-year-old Tansosch, of Pitcher, about 35 miles south of Syracuse, is to be sentenced Aug. 4. A message left at a listing for Susan Tansosch was not returned Tuesday.
 

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