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Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to Probation and Restitution for Stealing Benefits

May 28, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A Pittsburgh man has been sentenced in federal court to three years probation, restitution of $27,926 and 50 hours of community service and a $100 special assessment on his conviction of theft of government property, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Douglas Ward, Jr., 37.

According to information presented to the court, Douglas Ward, Jr., converted to his own use over $27,926 in Supplemental Security Income Benefits from December 2006 through July 2010.

Assistant United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, Special Agent Kenneth Grubb, for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Ward.

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