From the U.S. Attorney, District of Minnesota:
United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the guilty plea of ANNAMARIE GREEN, 60, to one count of disability fraud. GREEN, who was indicted on January 8, 2020, entered her guilty plea this afternoon before Judge Nancy E. Brasel in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
According to GREEN’s guilty plea and documents filed with the court, in October of 2014, GREEN applied for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA), which approved her application in August of 2015. On multiple occasions from August 2015 through 2018, GREEN intentionally failed to disclose her work activities to the SSA, because she knew these activities would impact her eligibility to receive SSA benefits. Specifically she failed to disclose that she engaged in substantial work activities for Select Home Care, Inc., a company which GREEN owned and operated. As a result, GREEN received at least $40,000 in social security disability benefits that she knew she was not entitled to receive. As part of the plea agreement, GREEN agreed to pay restitution of the benefits she wrongfully received.
This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General.
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Lindsey E. Middlecamp and Assistant United States Attorney Jordan L. Sing are prosecuting the case.