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Norman Woman Pleads Guilty To 18-Year Social Security Theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that KATHERINE HENSON, age 65, of Norman, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Theft from Government, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General. The defendant was indicted in March, 2013.

The Indictment alleged alleges that from in or about May 1994 and continuing through July 2012, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant herein, willfully and knowingly embezzled, stole and converted to her own use, money and things of value from the Social Security Administration, a department or agency of the United States, money to which defendant knew she was not entitled and having a value in excess of $1,000.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the defendant’s guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report. The defendant remains in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.

The statutory range of punishment is up to 10 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.

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