West Virginia Woman Pleads Guilty to Social Security Fraud

Friday, October 13, 2017
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From the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - A St. Marys, West Virginia woman has admitted to a theft charge, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Anne Louise Hall, age 57, pled guilty to one count of “Theft of Government Money.” Hall admitted to collecting social security benefits under false pretenses. The crime occurred from October 2006 to March 2017.

Hall faces up to 10 years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn M. Adkins is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.