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.