Former NIH Employee Sentenced to Six Months In Prison


A former NIH employee who pled guilty to using government-issued credit cards to buy iPads, perfume a mattress and other products was sentenced to six months in prison followed by six months of home detention on Friday. Tamia M. McCoy, 33, of Germantown pled guilty to theft of government property and money for using two credit cards to purchase more than $100,000 worth of goods from May 2011 to December 2011, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for Maryland. McCoy was a purchasing agent and procurement analyst for NIH's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases since 2007. Her purchases included about 119 iPads and other electronics, designer perfume, clutch bag and a queen-size mattress set. She kept some of the items for her personal use and resold others, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. McCoy disputed some of the charges with the credit card company and falsified documents to get away with the scheme, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. As part of her sentence, McCoy must also repay the $106,096.09 she took from the government, according to her plea deal, and serve three years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service.

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