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Butler Woman Sentenced on Charges of Theft of Government Funds

November 09, 2022

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Pennsylvania:

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Butler, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court in Pittsburgh to 30 months’ probation, 150 hours of community service, and a $1,000 fine on her conviction of theft of government funds, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Amy Lynn Snow, age 54.

According to information presented to the court at the time of the guilty plea, Snow, from August 2013 through September 2017, falsely reported to the Social Security Administration that her spouse was not a member of her household knowing that his status as a member of the household and his income would affect her entitlement to Social Security Income benefits. The amount of loss suffered by the Social Security Administration by reason of Snow’s theft was $45,422.61.

As part of the sentence imposed, Chief Judge Hornak ordered the defendant to pay full restitution in the amount of $45,422.61 to the Social Security Administration.

Assistant United States Attorney Carolyn J. Bloch prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Chung commended the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Snow.

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