Social Security Fraud

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Woman Accused Of Collecting Dead Child’s Social Security Benefits

Authorities say Nakia Calicat’s daughter received Social Security from infancy to age 3, but when the young girl died in 2010, Calicat continued to collect her Social Security checks for four years.

03/17/2015

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74-Year-Old Philadelphia Woman Sent To Prison For Social Security Fraud

74-year-old Nancy Gonzalez was sentenced Monday to six months in prison — and then six months house arrest after she admitted stealing more than $155,000 in Social Security checks.

06/30/2014

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Phila. Couple Avoids Prison Time in $150,000 Social Security Fraud

A federal judge says a South Philadelphia couple who cheated Social Security for nearly 20 years are too sick to serve time in prison.

05/01/2014

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Philadelphia Woman Admits Collecting Dad’s Social Security For 15 Years After His Death

Sophia Beltz admitted collecting more than $172,000 in Social Security benefits for her father for a decade and a half after he died.

07/30/2013

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“Basement of Horror” Defendant Linda Weston Ruled Competent For Hearing

A psychiatric examination has determined that a woman accused of imprisoning four mentally disabled adults in a basement as part of an alleged Social Security fraud scheme is competent to proceed in her criminal case, a judge said Wednesday.

11/16/2011