Rutherford County Man Pleads Guilty To Social Security Fraud
Walter Lewis Glenn, 59, of La Vergne, Tennessee, pleaded guilty today, in U.S. District Court, to two counts of Social Security Fraud, announced David Rivera, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.
During a plea hearing today before Senior U.S. District Court Judge Marvin E. Aspen, Glenn admitted making false statements on an application for Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”), a needs-based safety net program administered by the Social Security Administration.
Glenn pleaded guilty to allegations that, in connection with a December 2010 application for SSI benefits, he falsely stated that his spouse received no income, although his wife was receiving income from her employment. Glenn also pleaded guilty to allegations that, in connection with his SSI application, he denied that he had previously been convicted of a felony, despite having been convicted in September 2010 of a felony theft offense in which he fraudulently obtained more than $196,000 from the Social Security Administration.
Glenn is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Aspen on December 9, 2014. He faces a maximum punishment on each count of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
This case was investigated by the Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General, with assistance from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General. The United States is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys William F. Abely and Stephanie N. Toussaint.