Iowa man receives prison sentence for disability fraud

A 43-year-old Clinton man will spend the next two months behind bars for defrauding the Social Security Administration, SSA, of disability benefits.

According to the SSA, the man reported his salary as less than it actually was in order to continue receiving disability payments. He put the rest of the income he was earning under his wife’s name and Social Security number. He continued with this scheme for seven years, and obtained $142,949 illegally.

On top of the two month prison sentence, the man was ordered to pay the entire amount back in restitution money. On his release from prison, he will spend the next year being supervised.

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