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New York Woman Sentenced for $112,000 Supplemental Security Income Fraud

November 22, 2016

Office Affiliation: The Office of Investigations

From the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York:

 

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Roberta L. Rivers, age 58, of South Glens Falls, New York, was sentenced today to serve 5 months of home confinement, and 3 years of supervised release, for stealing over $112,000 in benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA).

 

The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and John F. Grasso, Special Agent in Charge of the SSA Office of the Inspector General, New York Field Office.

 

As part of her May 17, 2016 guilty plea, Rivers admitted that she withheld information from the SSA that would have made her ineligible to receive the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Survivors Insurance benefits she collected from July 2002 through November 2013.  Rivers did not report that she had remarried and resided with her husband, a change in circumstance she was required to disclose.

 

Senior District Court Judge Gary L. Sharpe also ordered Rivers to pay $112,072 in restitution to the SSA.

 

This case was investigated by the SSA Office of the Inspector General and was prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason W. White.

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ALBANY, NEW YORK – Roberta L. Rivers, age 58, of South Glens Falls, New York, was sentenced today to serve 5 months of home confinement, and 3 years of supervised release, for stealing over $112,000 in benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA).

 

The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and John F. Grasso, Special Agent in Charge of the SSA Office of the Inspector General, New York Field Office.

 

As part of her May 17, 2016 guilty plea, Rivers admitted that she withheld information from the SSA that would have made her ineligible to receive the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Survivors Insurance benefits she collected from July 2002 through November 2013.  Rivers did not report that she had remarried and resided with her husband, a change in circumstance she was required to disclose.

 

Senior District Court Judge Gary L. Sharpe also ordered Rivers to pay $112,072 in restitution to the SSA.

 

This case was investigated by the SSA Office of the Inspector General and was prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason W. White.

 

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