A Springfield man was charged yesterday in federal court with two counts of Social Security fraud.
Charles R. Allen, 53, was charged yesterday in an Information with one count of fraudulent concealment to secure unauthorized social security payments and false statement of a material fact for use in determining rights to social security payments.
According to the Information, between 2003 and 2010, Allen fraudulently concealed his engagement in full-time paid employment in order to secure payment of over $89,000 in Social Security disability benefits. Additionally, in 2010 Allen falsely stated on a Social Security Administration form that he had not worked since January 1999.
If convicted, Allen faces up to five years in prison for each count to be followed by three years of supervised release, restitution and a $250,000 fine.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Scott Antolik, Special Agent In Charge of the Office of Inspector General, Social Security Administration, Office of Investigations - Boston Field Division, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven H. Breslow of Ortiz’s Springfield Branch Office.