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Pennsylvania Man Charged with $295,000 Deceased Payee Fraud

June 01, 2016

Office Affiliation: The Office of Investigations

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

PHILADELPHIA - Brian Randall, 65, of Levittown, Pennsylvania, was charged by Information with one count of theft of government funds, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  According to the Information, the defendant received Social Security benefits intended for his mother, after his mother’s death in February 1988 until October 2015.  The defendant’s alleged actions resulted in a loss to the government of approximately $295,223.          

If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a three‑year period of supervised release, restitution to the government of $295,223, a possible fine, 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 Christopher E. Parisi.

PHILADELPHIA - Brian Randall, 65, of Levittown, Pennsylvania, was charged by Information with one count of theft of government funds, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  According to the Information, the defendant received Social Security benefits intended for his mother, after his mother’s death in February 1988 until October 2015.  The defendant’s alleged actions resulted in a loss to the government of approximately $295,223.          

If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a three‑year period of supervised release, restitution to the government of $295,223, a possible fine, 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 Christopher E. Parisi.

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