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Wellington Woman Sentenced For Social Security Fraud

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

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Wellington woman was sentenced today to six months in prison and ordered to pay more than $86,000 in restitution for fraudulently collecting Social Security benefits, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Amy D. McLain, 50, Wellington, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of Social Security fraud. In her plea, she admitted that from April 2008 to May 2014 she worked for Kreifels Communications, Inc., while receiving Social Security disability benefits. She fraudulently reported to Social Security that she was not working and had no income.

Co-defendant Scott Kreifels, 58, Wellington, Kan., was sentenced to two years on probation and ordered to pay more than $49,900 in restitution. McLain’s husband, co-defendant Jeffrey L. McLain, 49, Wellington, is set for sentencing Nov. 1.

McAllister commended the Social Security Administration and Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger for their work on the case.

Updated September 7, 2018

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