Woman Accused Of Stealing Son’s SSDI Benefits, Defrauding Government

According to WAOW-TV in Wisconsin, a woman from Weston pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing $52,000 in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI benefits) from her son and the government.

The station reported that Susan Schepp, 54, pleaded guilty to theft of government funds in U.S. District Court on February 5. She faces up to 10 years in prison when she is sentenced in May.

According to U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil, Schepp’s son had received Social Security Disability payments until 2003 when the mother told him the payments were stopping because he was employed.

Susan controlled a joint bank account when her son was a teenager, never telling him that the payments were continuing while he was working full time. She also never notified the Social Security Administration that he was working.

From 2003 to 2008, the disability payments were deposited into the joint account and the mother transferred the money to her own account, Vaudreuil told WAOW.

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We have been discussing SSDI fraud recently, because it is unacceptable. Individuals who attempt to cheat the SSDI system by receiving payments they do not or no longer qualify for will be caught and receive punishment for their actions in a court of law. Fraud like this hurts individuals with disabilities who need benefits.

If you have questions about an SSDI application, we suggest you visit our Social Security FAQ page. Do not hesitate to contact our Tulsa Social Security Disability lawyers for a free consultation. 

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Source: http://www.waow.com/story/24666093/2014/02/07/woman-pleads-guilty-to-social-security-theft

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