Pennsylvania Man Charged with $48,000 Deceased Payee Fraud

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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From the U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania:


Abdulai Kamara, 47, of Folsom, Pennsylvania, was charged by Information with one count of theft of government funds, announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen. According to the Information, the defendant received Social Security benefits intended for his deceased paramour, after her death in May 2012 until June 2014. The defendant’s alleged actions resulted in a loss to the government of approximately $47,992.30.


If convicted, the defendant faces a substantial period of incarceration, a 3‑year period of supervised release, restitution to the government of $47,992.30, a fine of up to $250,000, and a $100 special assessment.


The case was investigated by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Amanda R. Reinitz.