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

Friday, July 31, 2015

Philadelphia Woman Charged With Stealing Dead Uncle's Benefits

PHILADELPHIA - Tareena Hudson, 41, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged today by information with one count of theft of government funds, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  According to the information, after her uncle’s death in November 2006 until March 2014 the defendant received retirement benefits intended for her uncle. The defendant’s alleged actions resulted in a loss to the government of approximately $102,993.         


If convicted, Hudson faces a maximum possible sentence of 10 years in prison, a three‑year period of supervised release, restitution to the government of $102,993, a $250,000 fine, 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 Christopher E. Parisi.


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

Updated February 4, 2016