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East Sparta Woman Sentenced for Stealing $100K from Social Security Administration

December 02, 2021

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

U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan announced that Jamie L. Casey, 34, of East Sparta, Ohio, was sentenced today by Judge J. Philip Calabrese to serve three days in prison, two years of post-release supervision and ordered to pay $102,822 in restitution to the Social Security Administration after Casey pleaded guilty to theft of government property in August of 2021.

According to court documents, Casey’s grandmother received Social Security retirement benefits paid to her via direct deposit into an account she co-owned with Casey. From June of 2012 to around June of 2020, and after the death of her grandmother, Casey collected the Social Security benefits and converted the funds to her own use by making electronic withdrawals even though she knew the funds were to terminate upon the death of the intended recipient.

In total, Casey collected $102,822 in benefit payments to which she was not entitled.

This case was investigated by the Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason W. White.

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