Social Security Disability Insurance Cheater gets 33 Months

Posted on Jul 13, 2008
According to an announcement on Friday, January 4 made by U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway, 50-year-old Rose Shaw, of St. Charles, Missouri, has been sentenced to 33 months in prison as a result of lying on Social Security Disability Insurance applications, including those for disability, and a mortgage loan application as well as forging the signature of a federal judge.

In September of 2007, Shaw pled guilty to charges of two felony counts. One was for social security fraud and the other for mortgage fraud. Not only did she receive a prison sentence, she also was ordered to make payments of $153,857.10 for social security and $70,718.94 for the mortgage as restitutions for the fraud.

Hanaway said that from January of 1985 to March of 2006, Shaw was receiving monthly payments for Social Security Disability due to her false claims on applications that she was mentally retarded and schizophrenic. She received a total of nearly $153,000 in fraudulent benefits.

At the time, she worked as a mortgage banker under the business name of Rose Shaw Enterprises, LLC, and Shaw Brokerage Real Estate Investment Firm, LLC. On August 25 of 2005, on a bankruptcy document, she forged Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Barry Schermer’s signature. In December of 2005, Shaw submitted false information on an application for a loan to purchase a home in St. Charles, receiving the loan as a result. No monthly payments on the loan were made by Shaw and the property is now in proceedings for foreclosure.

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