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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Algiers Woman Sentenced for Theft of Nearly $300,000 in Social Security Funds

PAMELA THOMPSON (“THOMPSON”), age 63, of Algiers, Louisiana, was sentenced today for Theft of Government Funds, announced United States Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to court records, THOMPSON had continued to receive her mother’s Social Security Administration (“SSA”) benefits after her mother died in 2008.  SSA determined that THOMPSON’s mother’s monthly benefits of $2,973.20 were deposited directly into her bank account.  The investigation revealed that THOMPSON had access to her mother’s account and spent $297,325.70 in SSA benefits that were intended for her mother.  

U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman sentenced THOMPSON to three years of probation and restitution to the Social Security Administration in the amount of $297,325.70.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Fraud Unit Chief, Assistant U. S. Attorney Brian M. Klebba.

Updated March 1, 2018