New Hampshire Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing $250,000 in Benefits

Date: 
Thursday, October 17, 2013

A New Hampshire woman has pleaded guilty to using false information to get more than $250,000 from U.S. government programs.

Fifty-four-year-old Betty Dugan of concord admitted to reporting that her husband was not a member of her household and did not contribute any income when, in fact, he was. His salary ranged from $69,000 to $89,000.

U.S. Attorney John Kacavas said Dugan received benefits from the Social Security Administrations' Supplemental Income program; the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Section 8 Housing program; the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Stamp program; and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Financial Assistance to Needy Families and Aid to Permanently Disabled Persons programs.

Dugan is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 21, 2014.