Accused day care fraud couple released from jail, monitored by GPS
Federal agents still calculating total fraud
Last Updated: 240 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis couple accused of defrauding several state and federal agencies in a multi-million dollar day care scheme was released from jail by order of a federal judge Thursday evening.
Donald and LaFawn Crumpton will be on GPS monitoring until they go to trial.
Federal prosecutors said the couple solicited reimbursement for children who didn't attend day care, as well as for snacks and meals that were never served.
"The Crumptons, over a four year period of time, directed employees of Little Miracles to claim reimbursements from both programs for children not in attendance," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Surmacz.
Federal agents are still trying to calculate the total fraud, estimated to be in the millions of dollars.
The government also has taken forfeiture action against 27 residential and commercial properties the Crumptons own.
If convicted, the couple faces decades in prison.
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