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District of Connecticut

Monday, April 6, 2015

Hamden Woman Who Stole Deceased Mother's Social Security Benefits Sentenced to Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SANDRA KIMBRO, 66, of Hamden, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to six months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for stealing her deceased mother’s Social Security benefits for nearly 30 years.  KIMBRO also was ordered to serve the first six months of her supervised release in home confinement, and to perform 120 hours of community service.

According to court documents and statements made in court, KIMBRO’s mother, a Social Security benefits recipient, died in 1984.  At the time of her death, KIMBRO and her mother had a jointly-held bank account into which the mother’s monthly Social Security benefits were deposited.  Between April 1984 and February 2014, KIMBRO illegally obtained $160,457 in Social Security benefits that had been deposited into the account for her mother’s use.

Through the years, as she withdrew money from the bank account, KIMBRO described to bank employees how she was providing care to her mother.

KIMBRO was ordered to pay full restitution.

On November 19, 2014, KIMBRO pleaded guilty to one count of theft of public funds.

This matter was investigated by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General – Office of Investigations, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ray Miller.

Updated April 6, 2015