Federal prosecutors have filed a theft charge against a New Orleans man accused of collecting his mother's Social Security benefits for 26 years after her death. A court filing Thursday charges 65-year-old Bertrand R. Taylor with one count of theft of government funds. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of the charge. Prosecutors say Taylor failed to inform the Social Security Administration that his mother died in June 1984. He allegedly pocketed more than $175,000 of her monthly benefits and spent the money on himself.
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A Houston woman pled guilty to stealing $93,954 in Social Security benefits after her mother passed away. Theft of benefits is punishable by up to ten years imprisonment, three years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000, and restitution.
A Houston man was indicted for lying about his employment in order to fraudulently receive over $100,000 in disability beneifts has been arrested.