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Omaha Man Sentenced for Theft of U.S. Government Money and Property

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 23, 2013

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on August 21, 2013, Senior United States District Court Judge Lyle E. Strom  sentenced Christopher Stevens, age 52,  to 6 months imprisonment, following his conviction for Theft of U.S. Government Money and Property. Stevens was also ordered to serve a three year term of supervised release after serving his prison term and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.  He was also ordered to make restitution in the amount of $71,191.49.

During the period of March 18, 2007, through May 16, 2012, Christopher Stevens received approximately $43,722.00 in unentitled Social Security Disability benefits and  $27,469.49 in unentitled Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services benefits in a fraudulent manner by failing to advise the Social Security Administration and Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services that, while receiving his benefits, he was employed as a counselor and property manager.  On several occasions, Mr.  Stevens provided false information and failed to advise the Social Security Administration and Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services regarding his true work status.  Had the Social Security Administration and Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services known that he was employed as a counselor and property manager, he would not have been provided the amount of benefits received.

This case was investigated by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General.


 

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