ALBANY, Ga. — A woman who prosecutors contend continued to defraud the public even after pleading guilty and while awaiting sentencing on a separate set of fraud charges, has been sentenced to spend time in federal prison.
Princess Eatmon was sentenced Thursday to spend 30 months in a federal prison and three years on supervised release — a sentence that is to run consecutive to the four years she has to spend in prison following a guilty plea on charges she defrauded the federal government out of more than $335,000 through an elaborate scheme to draw fake Federal Applications for Federal Student Aid.
Eatmon had pleaded guilty to charges laid out in an affidavit filed by Special Agent James Maddux of the U.S. Secret Service which contended that at some point after she pleaded guilty to defrauding the U.S. Department of Education on May 7, 2012, she fraudulently cashed U.S. Treasury checks in Dougherty and Muscogee Counties through a USAA checking account and that she had been obtaining the names of people and filing false tax returns to get refunds.
Eatmon was also indicted in Dougherty Superior Court in December 2011 on charges that she attempted to get Kelvinall Wheeler, an inmate, to kill Dontreal Jenkins, who was, according to prosecutors, one of the people she got to fill out false FAFSA's in her attempt to defraud the U.S. Department of Education.
Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards has dismissed that indictment in light of her guilty plea in federal court.
Eatmon was one of three people sentenced by Judge Louis Sands for various crimes Thursday.
Noel Triste Arnett was sentenced to serve 37 months in federal prison and three years on supervised release after agreeing to plead guilty to a one-count indictment charging him with possession with intention to distribute more than five kilos of cocaine.
Bernard Hollinger Jr., was sentenced to serve 272 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to one count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Like Arnett, the indictment alleges that he was in possession of more than five kilos of cocaine.
He'll also serve 10 years on supervised release.