philadelphia woman Charged With social security fraud
Edith Warren, a/k/a “Jourdon Warren-McPherson,” “Jourdon Edith Reed,” “Jourdon Edith Warren-McPherson,” “Edith Reed,” and “Jourdon Edith Warren,” 55, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by information in connection with her alleged scheme to collect Supplemental Security Income and welfare benefits she was not entitled to receive, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. Warren is charged with one count of theft of government funds, and one count of Social Security fraud. According to the Information, the defendant concealed her work activity under a second Social Security number, as well as her ownership of two homes, and her marital status, while filing for and receiving Supplemental Security Income, medical assistance, benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and cash assistance benefits.
If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 15 years imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release, a $500,000 fine, restitution of $142,354, and a $200 special assessment.
The case was investigated by the Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General and the United States Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General. It is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Amanda R. Reinitz.
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICTof PENNSYLVANIA
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