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Pleasants County woman indicted on charges involving the theft of social security benefits

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - A St. Marys, West Virginia woman was indicted by a federal grand jury on theft charges, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Anne Louise Hall, age 56, was indicted on one count of “False Statement for Use in Determining Supplemental Security Income Benefits,” one count of “Concealment of Event Affecting Right to Receive Supplemental Security Income Benefits,” one count of “False Statement to Federal Agent,” and one count of “Theft of Government Money.”

Hall allegedly made false claims in filing for social security benefits, which led to her allegedly fraudulently collecting more than $56,000 in benefits. The crimes allegedly occurred from October 2006 to March 2017.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn M. Adkins is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General is investigating. 

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated June 29, 2017