|U.S. Department Of Veterans
Office of Inspector General
Office of Investigations
Washington, DC 20420
|Thursday, October 14, 1999|
|Hot Springs Man Arrested for Unauthorized Medical Care|
|Nicholas Giordano, Special Agent in
Charge, Department of Veteran Affairs, Office of the Inspector General
Central Field Office, announced today that Victor Alan Siegrist was
arrested in Hot Springs, AR, pursuant to a six count Federal indictment.
The arrest conducted by OIG special agents and deputy U. S. Marshals was
the culmination of investigative efforts by his Houston Resident Agency.
Siegrist, a dishonorably discharged veteran, assumed the identity of an
eligible veteran and received over $39,000 in medical treatments at VA
facilities in eight different states. Additionally, Siegrist accrued
numerous felony warrants and financial obligations in the name of the
innocent veteran, initiating the seizure of the veteran’s 1998 IRS
refund. Siegrist, a convicted felon, is being held without bond pending
transfer to Colorado.
Assistant United States Attorney Kathee Tafoya of the District of Colorado is prosecuting the case.