A Hammond resident was sentenced last week in federal court to one year of
probation, after pleading guilty to a charge of theft of government
property, in connection with her failure to report additional income when
applying for federal student aid, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the
Northern District of Indiana said.
Nicole Smith, 31, admitted that, during the 2008-09 academic year at Purdue
University-Calumet, she submitted an application for federal student aid but
failed to report additional income from Action For Children, which provides
financial assistance for childcare for families living in the State of
Illinois, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of the