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

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Philadelphia Woman Sentenced For Social Security Fraud

PHILADELPHIA - Edith Warren, a/k/a “Jourdon Warren-McPherson,” “Jourdon Edith Reed,” “Jourdon Edith Warren-McPherson,” “Edith Reed,” and “Jourdon Edith Warren,” 56, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to nine months in prison followed by six months of home confinement for a scheme to defraud the government. Warren was collecting Supplemental Security Income and welfare benefits she was not entitled to receive. She pleaded guilty to one count of theft of government funds and one count of Social Security fraud.

Warren concealed her work activity under a second Social Security number, as well as her ownership of two homes, and her marital status. She filed for and received Supplemental Security Income, medical assistance, benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and cash assistance benefits. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Gene E. K. Pratter ordered restitution to the Social Security Administration of $42,360, to the Department of Health and Human Services of $88,970, and to the U.S. Department of Agriculture of $11,024, as well as three years of supervised release with 50 hours of community service per year.

The case was investigated by the Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General and the United States Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General. It was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Amanda R. Reinitz.

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Updated December 15, 2014