Spearfish Woman Indicted For Unlawfully Receiving Social Security Payments
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Spearfish, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Supplemental Security Income Benefits Fraud and False Statement.
Linda Lee Anderson, age 66, was indicted on August 26, 2014. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on August 27, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 5 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $200 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charges relate to Anderson fraudulently receiving Social Security Supplemental Security Income payments between 2010 and 2012 by making false statements to the Social Security Administration.
The charges are merely accusations and Anderson is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Department of Social Security, Office of the Inspector General. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich is prosecuting the case.
Anderson was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has been set for November 4, 2014.