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mONTGOMERY WOMAN SENTENCED FOR TAKING NEARLY $200,000 IN SSA PAYMENTS OVER 22 YEARS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 30, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, La. United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that Mary Kilpatrick, 57, of Montgomery, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell, to three months in prison with three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay $192,918 in restitution for theft of government money. She was also ordered to complete 250 hours of community service.  Kilpatrick pleaded guilty June 27, 2013.

According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, for 22 years, Kilpatrick acted as if her deceased mother was alive and spent Social Security Administration payments meant for her mother.  The payments, totaling approximately $192,918, were placed in a joint account previously held by Kilpatrick and her mother.  After her mother’s death, Kilpatrick continued to withdraw the payments.

The Social Security Administration – Office of Inspector General conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown prosecuted the case.


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