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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 4, 2013

Beaver Dam Woman Who Defrauded Social Security Administration Sentenced to 3 Months Incarceration and Orders to Pay $67,683 in Restitution

United States Attorney James L. Santelle announced that on February 1, 2013, Sara Livingston (age: 42) of Beaver Dam was sentenced to serve 3 months of incarceration and ordered to pay $67, 683 in restitution to the Social Security Administration.  Livingston had previously pled guilty to theft of government funds and making false statements to the Social Security Administration (SSA).

In February 2008, Livingston applied for and received Social Security Disability benefits based on false information. Livingston failed to inform the SSA that she was employed by a Beaver Dam chiropractic clinic and earning income above allowable limits. Additionally, in September 2008, Livingston started a home childcare business and earned substantial income while still collecting Social Security disability benefits.

The Inspector General’s Office for the Social Security Administration began their investigation in September 2011 after they received an anonymous tip. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Karine Moreno-Taxman.

Updated January 29, 2015