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Women Sentenced For Social Security Fraud

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

FORT WAYNE – The Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, Clifford D. Johnson, announces that Elizabeth Heckathorne, 39, of Garrett, Indiana was sentenced before District Court Judge Theresa Springmann following her plea of guilty to a single count of social security fraud.


Heckathorne was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment and ordered to pay $71,410 in restitution to the Social Security Administration.


This investigation was conducted by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lovita Morris King.


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Updated March 14, 2017

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