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Woman Sentenced To Probation, Ordered To Pay Restitution For Converting Benefit Checks To Her Own Use

September 1 , 2011

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Bellwood, Pa., has pleaded guilty and been sentenced in federal court to two years probation and ordered to pay restitution of $42,531 to the Social Security Administration on her conviction of conversion of government property, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Tracey S. Fletcher, 46.

According to information presented to the court, from November 1999 through September 2005 Fletcher converted to her own use 72 Supplemental Security Income benefit payments totaling $42,531 that she was not entitled to, which were made to her on behalf of Ryan A. Fletcher.

Assistant United States Attorney John J. Valkovci, Jr., prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Social Security Administration/Office of Inspector General for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Fletcher.

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