Kohl received benefits that he wasn’t entitled to with the fraudulent documents between 2015 and 2018. His scheme totaled more than $219,000 of unearned benefits, The Pensacola News Journal reported. The VA’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office conducted the investigation, which resulted in a guilty plea from Kohl, Inspector General Special Agent in Charge Monty Stokes said. “The VA benefits fraudulently received by Mr. Kohl were intended to provide financial and health care support for veterans who honorably served in the armed forces of the United States. These continued (investigative) efforts safeguard the integrity of VA programs and ensure that VA benefits are provided to only those who earn them,” Stokes said. Kohl is scheduled for sentencing in September and faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.
VA fraud: 83-year-old Pensacola man pleads guilty to receiving $200k in fraudulent benefits. https://t.co/7LLQzq2kxz— PNJ (@pnj) July 10, 2018
July 12, 2018