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Quincy Man Sentenced for Social Security Fraud

January 19, 2023

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

BOSTON – A Quincy man was sentenced today for fraudulently receiving Social Security disability benefits.

Charles Reid, 68, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge William G. Young to time served (approximately one day in prison) and three years of supervised release. Reid was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $38,601 to the Social Security Administration. Earlier in the hearing, Reid pleaded guilty to one count of theft of government money. Reid was indicted by a federal grand jury in October 2021.

From approximately April 2013 through September 2017, Reid stole approximately $38,601 in Social Security disability benefits.

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins and Sharon MacDermott, Special Agent in Charge of the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations, Boston Field Division made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin A. Tolkoff and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney James J. Nagelberg of Rollins’ Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

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