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Woman to Serve 2-Year Prison Sentence for Social Security Scam

July 30, 2012

Fayetteville, N.C. – A woman from Lillington will be serving two years in prison after she was indicted of stealing Social Security benefits in a scam dating back to 1994, reports said.

According to a news release, U.S. Attorney Thomas G. Walker said that Sarita Davis Green, 48, was also sentenced to three-year supervised release plus restitution pay amounting to $149,321.

Green had a valid Social Security card which was issued to her in 1974, according to Atty. Walker’s office. Twenty years later, she illegally obtained a second Social Security number and card that contained false birth information.

She started her fraudulent scheme of using both her card and SS number to seek employment. Prosecutors found Green to have continued using it until 2009.

Using her first and valid card, Green began to receive SS disability and income benefits in 1995 for which an employed person wouldn’t qualify.

Prosecutors also said that Green obtained disability and income benefits amounting to $149,321 without stating to the Social Security Administration (SSA) that she is employed. In February 2009, she lied when asked if she was employed.

Last February of this year, Green pleaded guilty to providing a false statement while acquiring SS benefits and fraud in connection with identification documents.

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