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Glenmont Woman Sentenced for Social Security Fraud

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Tammy A. Grumme, age 42, of Glenmont, New York, was sentenced today to time served (about 4 months in jail), to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, for stealing more than $78,000 in benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA).

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and John F. Grasso, Special Agent in Charge of the SSA Office of the Inspector General, New York Field Office.

As part of her October 17, 2016 guilty plea, Grumme admitted that she provided false information to the SSA so that she could continue to receive Survivors Insurance benefits for herself and another person from 2011 through 2013. Grumme admitted that she submitted false forms to the SSA because she knew she would not be entitled to benefits if the information were accurate.

Senior United States District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. also ordered Grumme to pay $78,258 in restitution.

This case was investigated by the SSA Office of the Inspector General and was prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason W. White.

Updated June 29, 2017

False Claims Act
Financial Fraud