FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO SOCIAL SECURITY FRAUD
Delores Ann Holton, 60, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, plead guilty in federal district court in East St. Louis on September 30, 2011, to a one count indictment charging concealment of material information from the Social Security Administration, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. The United States is seeking restitution of $55,467.50 for the disability benefits that Holton should not have received. Holton accomplished this fraud on the Social Security Administration by using, with various employers, from 2002 through 2008, a different social security number than the social security number under which she received disability benefits. Years ago, Holton had been confronted with her use of two social security numbers, and had agreed, in writing, to use only the social security number under which her disability benefits were paid. This offense has a maximum possible sentence of five years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a $100 special assessment, and three years’ supervised release following imprisonment. Sentencing is set for January 30, 2012.
The case was investigated by agents of the Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General. The prosecution is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Michael Quinley.