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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Former Nebraska Woman Sentenced in Social Security Fraud

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on October 13, 2016, United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Susan Hacker to eight months’ imprisonment, three years of supervised release and ordered her to pay $52,025.82 in restitution following her conviction for Social Security Fraud.

Hacker is the sister of a man who was eligible to receive social security disability payments since 1971.  The defendant was the representative payee for her brother’s SSA disability payments.  As the representative payee, the defendant had the obligation to receive the payments and use them solely for the benefit of her brother. 

Investigation by the Social Security Administration found that Hacker, was using much of the money from her brother’s bank account for her own benefit.  More specifically, between December 2001 and January 2013 she used a total of $52,025.82 from her brother’s bank account for her own benefit.  State and federal investigation and prosecution authorities have determined that $26,692.48 of the money used was from her brother’s earnings from odd jobs, and $25,333.34 was from the Social Security disability payments.

This case was investigated by the Social Security Administration – Office of Inspector General.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
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Updated October 24, 2016