Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Boardman Woman Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Identity Theft

March 11, 2020

Office Affiliation: The Office of Investigations

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

Laura J. Entrikin, age 60 of Boardman, Ohio, was sentenced today to 24 months in prison and one year of supervised release for using her deceased mother’s identity to steal social security benefits. 

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Justin E. Herdman and Andrew Boockmeier, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of the Inspector General, Chicago Field Office.

As part of her November 26, 2019 guilty plea, Entrikin admitted to forging her deceased mother’s name on 147 checks in order to withdraw social security retirement benefits deposited into the account after her mother died.

Entrikin was also ordered to pay $322,322 in restitution to the SSA.

This case was investigated by the SSA Office of the Inspector General and prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Jason White.

Laura J. Entrikin, age 60 of Boardman, Ohio, was sentenced today to 24 months in prison and one year of supervised release for using her deceased mother’s identity to steal social security benefits. 

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Justin E. Herdman and Andrew Boockmeier, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of the Inspector General, Chicago Field Office.

As part of her November 26, 2019 guilty plea, Entrikin admitted to forging her deceased mother’s name on 147 checks in order to withdraw social security retirement benefits deposited into the account after her mother died.

Entrikin was also ordered to pay $322,322 in restitution to the SSA.

This case was investigated by the SSA Office of the Inspector General and prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Jason White.

Looking for U.S. government information and services?
Visit USA.gov