stealing social security benfits

Woman charged with 14 felonies related to stealing Social Security benefits

by Staff | November 23rd, 2010

November 23, 2010

A 49-year-old woman has been charged with stealing more than $350,000 in Social Security benefits from her mother over a five-year period, according to

The woman was charged with 14 felonies related to stealing the Social Security benefits. Police say she opened credit card accounts and loans in her mother’s name with the Social Security benefits.

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Is it realistic for those who steal Social Security to pay it back, especially if someone steals hundreds of thousands of dollars? What should the Social Security Administration do to prevent someone from stealing Social Security benefits over a long period of time?

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