Bobbi A. Constantine pled guilty today to making false statements. According to the Department of Justice Constantine lied on an employment application to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, claiming that she did not have any criminal convictions. She has more than one. When sentenced, Constantine faces up to 5 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines. Constantine, who is 49 years old, was formerly Robert Bove.
Constantine's legal troubles are mounting.
The U.S. Attorney's office also believes that Constantine defrauded mortgage and automobile lenders. They say she portrayed herself as the sole beneficiary of a trust with assets of more than $12 million, and then used the fake documents to purchase a home in Albany, and a condo in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In addition, she purchased two new vehicles.
The legal complaint also alleges that Constantine lied about her assets when applying for SSI benefits. Had Constantine disclosed her resources (including the Myrtle Beach condo) her SSI payments would have been reduced or altogether terminated.
If convicted of wire fraud and SSI fraud, Constantine faces up to 20 years in prison according to the US Attorney's Office.