Former SRS engineer indicted

A former Savannah River Site engineer has been indicted for fraud.   Forty-six-year-old Joseph Ralph Lohre, Jr., formerly of the Aiken area, is charged with theft of government funds and making false statements. The indictment alleges that between 2006 and 2008 that Lohre falsely claimed eligibility for housing benefits through a program administered by the National Nuclear Security Administration, and submitted falsified documentation to support a false claim that he owned a residence in Kentucky. Lohre could receive up to ten years imprisonment for theft of government funds.