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Woman Runs Liquor Store While "Disabled"

 Rochester Woman Who Ran 'Last Call Liquors' Sentenced to Probation:

 

 

A 43-year-old Rochester woman was sentenced in federal court last week to five years of probation, with the first six months in home detention, for operating a liquor store during a period she swore she was inactive.

 

Amelia Jackson had been convicted of workers’ compensation fraud.

 

She was also ordered to pay $14,524 in restitution, according to a press release issued by U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. of Rochester.

 

Jackson had claimed to have sustained a work-related injury in 2008 while employed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Under the terms of her claim, she was required to regularly report her outside income and employment. She repeatedly swore under oath that she was not engaged in outside employment or receiving outside income.

 

However, during periods covered by her oaths, investigators witnessed Jackson going directly from her job at the VA to a liquor store she had opened, "Last Call Liquors," Hochul’s news release said.

 

Investigators said Jackson did not seem to have difficulty navigating the short staircase, reaching for, replacing bottles or carrying a bag containing bottles to the door to give to customers, according to the release.

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