A woman from Lancaster has been
sentenced to two-years probation and
fined $1,000 after being convicted
on a charge of bankruptcy fraud.
Fifty-five-year-old Bonnie Block had
pled guilty in U-S District Court to
the charge back on July 22nd.
The charge against Block came after
an investigation by the Office of the
United States Trustee and the F B I.
Federal court records show Block
filed for bankruptcy protection
under Chapter-7, on May 19th, 2011.
Authorities say under oath, Block
claimed that she had disclosed all
of her assets in her bankruptcy petition.
But after making that claim, the
United States Trustee found that
Block hadn’t disclosed a personal
checking account that had just
over $10,000 in it on the day she
filed for bankruptcy protection.
Federal authorities also say when
Block was asked about the account,
she lied about how she spent the
money. As a result, her bankruptcy
petition was denied by the bankruptcy
Block was sentenced by U-S District
Judge William Conley.