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South Boston Woman Sentenced for Misuse of Social Security Number

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

BOSTON – A South Boston woman was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for using false social security numbers.   

Dana Whidbee, a/k/a Dana De Alasei, 53, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel to one year and one day in prison and 18 months of supervised release. In May 2017, Whidbee pleaded guilty to two counts of falsely representing a social security number.  

In September 2013 and May 2014, Whidbee used two false social security numbers to apply for a job and housing, respectively. Whidbee also used one of the social security numbers to open two bank accounts in 2014.

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb; Scott Antolik, Special Agent in Charge of the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations, Boston Field Division; Matthew Etre, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; and David W. Hall, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Boston Field Office, made the announcement today.  Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Burzycki of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated June 27, 2017