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Cherry Hill, NJ Woman Charged With Collecting Govt. Benefits of Mom Who Died 10 Years Ago

The US attorney’s office says Maria Houck, 59, collected more than $54,000 in Social Security benefits and more than $110,000 from the VA between July 2005 and August 2012.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

(The US District Courthouse, 6th and Market Streets, in Philadelphia.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Grandmother Sentenced to 33 Months For Federal Benefits Fraud

“Did it ever occur to you to go out and get a job?” the judge asked the defendant.

10/22/2012

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia City Controller Introduces ‘Watchdog’ App To Report Government Fraud

If you see government fraud in Philadelphia, and want to report it, now there’s an app for that. 

04/20/2011