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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Philadelphia Man Charged With Social Security Fraud

Angel Garcia, a/k/a “Angel Ramos,” 56, of Philadelphia, PA was charged today by Information with one count of theft of government funds, in connection with his alleged scheme to collect Social Security Administration Supplemental Security Income benefits to which he was not entitled, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. According to the information, the defendant applied for and received benefit payments from the Social Security Administration under one Social Security number while working under a second Social Security number. The information alleges that his conduct resulted in a loss to the government of approximately $106,566.60.

If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 10 years imprisonment; 3 years of supervised release; a $250,000 fine; restitution of $106,566.60; and a $100 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Social Security Administration – Office of Inspector General, and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Amanda R. Reinitz.

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Updated December 15, 2014