Another One Bites the Dust: Social Security Disability Fraudster Pleads Guilty
Posted on Oct 24, 2011
Alma Williams, a 49-year-old Avondale, Louisiana resident, has pleaded guilty to defrauding the Social Security Administration (SSA) disability program out of almost $70,000.
Williams faces a maximum of ten years in prison at her December sentencing. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten reports that Williams has been collecting disability payments since 1993, although she accepted a job and worked from 2003-2009.
The defendant never reported the change in her work situation to the SSA and used a fake social security number on her job application to dupe the government. Williams was confronted with discrepancies in her personnel file and finally admitted she had been collecting disability benefits after returning to work.
The Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General investigated the case, and Williams was prosecuted in Federal Court in New Orleans. She pled guilty to the charge of theft of government funds.
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