NC man convicted of Social Security fraud

A Greenville, North Carolina man has been convicted and sentenced to one year and one day in prison for defrauding the Social Security Administration. The 61 year-old man pleaded guilty to converting more than $300,000 worth of Social Security Disability benefits for his own personal use.

The man failed to notify the administration that he was self-employed and managed two businesses while he was still collecting government benefits. He has owned his own trucking company since 1985 and started receiving benefits in 1990. During his 2001 disability review, he again failed to mention he owned a janitorial company since 1991.

People who receive benefits from the Social Security Administration are required to report any changes in disability and ability to work.

If you or someone you love has been injured and can no longer work, contact the Social Security Disability attorneys of the Hankey Law Office at 317-634-8565.