Norfolk-based coast guard officer sentenced for fraud

Posted at 12:52 PM, Jun 19, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-19 12:52:42-04

A Norfolk-based coast guard lieutenant will spend close to two years in jail for her part in a fraud scheme. 

Lieutenant Danielle Ferreira pled guilty to stealing almost $150,000 from the government. 

She confessed to awarding government contracts to unqualified family members.

Ferreira also admitted she overcharged other contractors - and deposited that money into her the bank account of her husband's business.