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West Virginia Seniors with Stolen Social Security Benefits Discovered

October 29, 2009

Charleston, West Virginia - A number of citizens from West Virginia were found to have stolen Social Security benefits from other people, the US Attorney’s Office revealed last Monday.

Tim Maynard, 50, said he copied the signature to release checks for another person who was incarcerated. He used a duplicate key for the checks after the man went to prison. He is facing 10 years in prison.

Another case is a woman who had stolen her neighbor’s identities when she began opening their mail while they were on vacation. Barbar Rush got a credit card with the neighbor’s personal identification. The amount that she used went up to $1,000.

Meanwhile, Stephen Washington, 23, faces up to five years in prison because of drugs. Michael Lynn Shaver, 54, of Exchange, is charged with possessing a stolen card and faces up to 20 years in prison.

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