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Woman gets probation for stealing Social Security benefits

by Staff | November 5th, 2010

A woman will receive probation for Social Security fraud, OA Online reports.

The woman continued to take her mother’s Social Security benefits nearly five years after her mother died.

The woman received more than $50,000 in benefits. She is ordered to pay restitutions of more than $36,000 for the crime.

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Do you think probation is suitable for someone who stole thousands of dollars in Social Security benefits? What do you think the minimum penalty should be?

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California man steals Social Security benefits from dead friend

by Staff | October 26th, 2010

A California man has been accused of spending the Social Security benefits of someone who died in 1988.

The total comes to more than $200,000, The Sacramento Bee reports.

The California man shared a joint account with the person who died, and it wasn’t reported to the Social Security Administration.

According to the Social Security Web site, when a person dies, a family member or person responsible for the beneficiary’s affairs should notify the agency and notify the bank if the benefits were sent direct deposit. If they were sent by checks, the checks should be returned.

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How do you think criminals who steal Social Security should be prosecuted? How do you think this should be regulated to prevent it from happening?

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