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York Man Charged with Stealing Social Security Benefits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 27, 2012

     The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today the filing of an Information charging Kenneth Horn, age 47, of York, Pennsylvania, with stealing benefits from the Social Security Administration.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, the Information alleges that Horn obtained the benefits by concealing employment income from the Social Security Administration that would have rendered him ineligible for the Social Security benefit payments.

     If convicted, Horn faces up to one year imprisonment and a $140,000 fine.

    The Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General conducted the investigation. Prosecution has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Wesley P. Page.

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