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Michigan Man Sentenced to Year in Prison for $48,000 SSI Fraud

January 22, 2015

Office Affiliation: The Office of Investigations

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

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – Roger Dale Young, 55, of Albion, Michigan, was sentenced to 12 months in federal prison today for committing Social Security fraud. He was also ordered to pay restitution to the Social Security Administration. U.S. District Judge Janet T. Neff imposed the sentence.

Young, who had been receiving Supplemental Security Income disability benefits, pled guilty in September 2014 to lying about his assets and other financial resources in order to increase the amount of his monthly disability check. Young’s fraud occurred over the course of nearly 11 years and cost taxpayers more than $48,000.

U.S. Attorney Patrick A. Miles, Jr., said, “Protecting taxpayers is one of our primary missions. We will continue to vigorously prosecute those who defraud federal agencies like the Social Security Administration.”

The case was investigated by the Social Security Administration’s Office of Inspector General, the Albion, Michigan Police Department, and the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Clay Stiffler.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – Roger Dale Young, 55, of Albion, Michigan, was sentenced to 12 months in federal prison today for committing Social Security fraud. He was also ordered to pay restitution to the Social Security Administration. U.S. District Judge Janet T. Neff imposed the sentence.

Young, who had been receiving Supplemental Security Income disability benefits, pled guilty in September 2014 to lying about his assets and other financial resources in order to increase the amount of his monthly disability check. Young’s fraud occurred over the course of nearly 11 years and cost taxpayers more than $48,000.

U.S. Attorney Patrick A. Miles, Jr., said, “Protecting taxpayers is one of our primary missions. We will continue to vigorously prosecute those who defraud federal agencies like the Social Security Administration.”

The case was investigated by the Social Security Administration’s Office of Inspector General, the Albion, Michigan Police Department, and the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Clay Stiffler.

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