A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges relating to Social Security fraud. The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song. The three-count indictment was returned against 39-year-old Jennifer Neal of Pittsburgh.
The indictment alleges that Neal knowingly and willfully made two false statements material to her right to acquire Supplemental Security Income benefits on or about July 29, 2013. The defendant is accused of falsely stating that two minor children lived with her from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. From March 2012 to February 2017, Neal is accused of receiving and converting roughly $66,804. 85 in Supplemental Security Income benefit to which she was not entitled to.
The law provides a maximum sentence of twenty years in prison and a maximum fine of $750,000. At this point in time, the defendant remains innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. Further details can be found here.