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Connecticut Woman Pleads Guilty to Deceased Payee Fraud

November 20, 2014

Office Affiliation: The Office of Audit

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Connecticut:

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SANDRA KIMBRO, 66, of Hamden, waived her right to indictment and pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one count of theft of public funds.

According to court documents and statements made in court, KIMBRO’s mother, a Social Security benefits recipient, died in 1984. At the time of her death, KIMBRO and her mother had a jointly-held bank account into which the mother’s monthly Social Security benefits were deposited. Between April 1984 and February 2014, KIMBRO illegally obtained $160,457 in Social Security benefits that had been deposited into the account for her mother’s use. Through the years, as she withdrew money from the bank account, KIMBRO described to bank employees how she was providing care to her mother.

KIMBRO is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford on February 11, 2015, at which time she faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years, a fine of up to $250,000 and an order of restitution.

This matter is being investigated by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General – Office of Investigations, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Ray Miller.

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SANDRA KIMBRO, 66, of Hamden, waived her right to indictment and pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one count of theft of public funds.

According to court documents and statements made in court, KIMBRO’s mother, a Social Security benefits recipient, died in 1984. At the time of her death, KIMBRO and her mother had a jointly-held bank account into which the mother’s monthly Social Security benefits were deposited. Between April 1984 and February 2014, KIMBRO illegally obtained $160,457 in Social Security benefits that had been deposited into the account for her mother’s use. Through the years, as she withdrew money from the bank account, KIMBRO described to bank employees how she was providing care to her mother.

KIMBRO is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford on February 11, 2015, at which time she faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years, a fine of up to $250,000 and an order of restitution.

This matter is being investigated by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General – Office of Investigations, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Ray Miller.

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