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Casper Woman Sentenced to 5 months for Social Security Fraud

May 07, 2012

Casper, Wyo. – A woman from Casper, Wyoming will be serving a five-month federal prison sentence after a federal judge found her guilty of Social Security fraud, reports said.

The accused, Shari Jackson, was likewise ordered to pay a restitution amount of $17, 158 on an April 27 hearing which was presided by Federal District Judge Alan B. Johnson.

Aside from the prison sentence and the restitution order, she was also fined $100.

Before the verdict was given, Jackson first pleaded guilty Feb. 17 to one count of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) fraud.

Prosecutors alleged that Jackson knowingly failed to inform the Social Security Administration (SSA) that she lost custody of her daughter so that she could receive SSI “benefits in an amount greater than was due.”

A grand jury issued an arrest warrant July 2011 in connection with Jackson’s fraud charges.

Jackson was then arrested in Las Vegas Dec. 5, but was released on bond, prior to her first hearing in Wyoming, nine days later.

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