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April 23, 2014

Skating Apparently Is a Crime!

Mary M. Thompson, 42, pleaded guilty on Thursday to spending more than $16,000 of federal money on personal items while working for the Health and Human Services Department, including roller skates!

Skating Apparently Is a Crime!

Skating apparently is a crime, if you buy the skates on the government dime. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

According to a Justice Department statement, Thompson worked for HHS from 2010 to 2012. During that time, she was issued a government credit card and at some point started buying all kinds of goodies, including an iPod, pool cues and the roller skates.

Thompson faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and $250,000 in fines.

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  • Jafar Partowmah

    The Title of this article is misleading. Skating isn’t a crime. Fraud & theft is.

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