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VA Man Pleads Guily To Disability Fraud


Posted on May 05, 2008

A man from Greene County, Virginia has entered a plea of guilty to charges of fraudulently receiving close to $100,000 in disability benefits from Social Security.
According to authorites, 65-year-old Irven Jones had received approximately $97,000 worth of payments from Social Security disability. After an investigation by the Social Security Administration, Jones pled guilty in U.S. District Court to one felony count of theft of money or property belonging to the United States with an aggregate value in excess of $1,000.
The evidence revealed that Jones had been attempting to hide work had had been doing at a home for the elderly while at the same time receiving Social Security disability benefits.
Jones will be facing a maximum prison sentence of 10 years in addition to a fine of $250,000.

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