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Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Former Gloversville Husband and Wife Sentenced For Social Security Fraud

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Scott J. Bornt, age 53, and his wife Geri Mondlin-Bornt, age 50, of Hillsborough, NJ, formerly of Gloversville, NY, each were sentenced yesterday in Albany for Social Security Fraud before Senior United States District Court Judge Thomas J. McAvoy, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Special Agent in Charge Edward J. Ryan of the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations, New York Field Division.

Scott J. Bornt was sentenced to 18 months in prison and three years supervised release. The court ordered that he pay $314,650 restitution to the United States Social Security Administration.

Geri Mondlin-Bornt was sentenced to three years of probation. The court ordered that she pay $88,120 restitution to the United States Social Security Administration.

As part of their respective guilty pleas, Bornt and Mondlin-Bornt admitted that they each made false statements to Social Security Administration personnel to obtain Social Security Disability Insurance benefits payments to which they were not entitled. The amounts were $314, 650, over six years for Bornt and $88,120, over seven years for Mondlin-Bornt.

Bornt and Mondlin-Bornt admitted that they jointly owned and operated a business, GMB Trucking, and concealed the extent of their involvement with the business from the Social Security Administration. Bornt concealed income and the fact that he was the sole driver for the trucking business, and Mondlin-Bornt underreported and concealed income she received from the business.

The case was investigated by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, with the assistance of the United States Secret Service. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Edward P. Grogan.

Updated May 13, 2015