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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Husband And Wife Plead Guilty To Social Security Fraud

ALBANY, NEW YORK – SCOTT J. BORNT, 53, and his wife GERI MONDLIN-BORNT, 50, formerly of Gloversville, New York, each pled guilty yesterday in Albany to one count of 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. They face up to five years in prison and fines of up to $250,000. Sentencing is scheduled on February 9, 2015 in Albany, New York.

As part of their guilty pleas, BORNT and MONDLIN-BORNT admitted that they made false statements to the Social Security Administration to obtain disability insurance benefits payments to which they were not entitled. Specifically, they did not disclose income earned from their trucking business. As a result of their false statements, BORNT received $314,650 of fraudulent payments over six years, and MONDLIN-BORNT received $88,120 of fraudulent payments over seven years.

The case was investigated by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, with the assistance of the United States Secret Service.

Updated January 29, 2015