By Robert Allen
Demetri Dearth, age 56, has been bad! The United States Attorney’s Office for the Easter District of California is charging her with mail fraud and making false statements to a government agency.
Dearth was both the owner and operator of a company called Advanced Substance Abuse Programs located in Redding, California.
Dearth was supposed to assist employers of commercial drivers companies to comply with United States D.O.T. regulations that require random, and pre-employment drug tests of commercial truck drivers.
She was supposed to send the specimens she collected from truck drivers to doctors and laboratories for the purpose of testing and review.
Demetri Dearth created false and fraudulent documents that was supposed to be signed by doctors saying that the drug tests had come back to her showing they were negative.
the indictment says that Dearth then allegedly billed her clients for these false tests.
If this woman is convicted of mail fraud, she faces a maximum statutory penalty of a whopping 20 years in a prison and a hefty $250,000 fine.
The maximum statutory penalty for false statements to a government agency, without mail fraud is 5 years in prison and also a $250,000 fine.
The case started with an investigation by the United States Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General.