News and Press Releases

Washington County Man Charged With Embezzling Social Security Benefits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ A resident of Washington County, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on theft of government property, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The two-count indictment named Randy A. Swink, 50, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, between December 2005 and February 2009, Swink embezzled and misappropriated approximately $30,000 in Social Security Child Auxiliary Benefit payments, which were issued by the Social Security Administration for two minors during that time period.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $500,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Shaun E. Sweeney is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Office of the Inspector General and the United States Social Security Administration, conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Return to Top

 

 

 

 

 


USAO Homepage
USAO Briefing Room
Justice 101
Opioid Overdose Reduction Action Plan
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Western District of Pennsylvania

honors October 2014 as

National Domestic Violence
Awareness Month

If you or someone you know
has been a victim of domestic violence please contact the
National Domestic Violence
Hotline at:

1.800.799.SAFE(7233)
1.800.787.3224(TTY)

LEARN MORE

Text PGHOD to Tip411 (847411)
Victim Witness Assistance

Making sure that victims of federal crimes are treated with compassion, fairness and respect.

Stop Fraud

Protect yourself from fraud, and report suspected cases of financial fraud to local law enforcement.

Project Safe Childhood

Help us combat the proliferation of sexual exploitation crimes against children.