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Press Release

Philadelphia Man Charged With Theft Of Government Funds

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Kenneth Duffy, 64, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged by Information with one count of theft of government funds, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  According to the Information[1], the defendant received retirement benefits intended for his mother, after his mother’s death in January 1997 until his fraud was discovered in August 2016.  The defendant’s alleged actions resulted in a loss to the government of approximately $235,995.          

If convicted, the defendant faces a substantial period of incarceration, a 3‑year period of supervised release, restitution to the government of $235,995, a fine of up to $250,000, 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.


[1] An Information is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. 

Updated October 17, 2016