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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Mobile County Woman Receives 5 Years Probation and Ordered to Pay $45,120.07 Restitution to Social Security Administration and Alabama Medicaid Agency

The United States Attorney, Richard W. Moore, announces that Tamara Wallace, a 43 year old, resident of Mobile, Alabama was sentenced today to five (5) years of probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $31,308.00 to the Social Security Administration and $13,812.07 the State of Alabama Medicaid Agency.  

From January 2012 through September 2016, Wallace received Title XVI Supplemental Disability Income and Title XIX Medicaid Insurance Benefits that she was no longer entitled to due to her marriage and work activity.  Wallace was required to report her marriage and work income to the Social Security Administration so her benefits could be reevaluated and she failed to do so as required by law.  Wallace pled guilty to theft of public money on October 25, 2017.

Special Agents of the Social Security Administration’s Office of Inspector General along with special agents of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General investigated the case and presented it to the United States Attorney’s Office for prosecution.  The prosecutor assigned to the case was Assistant United States Attorney, Gina S. Vann.

Updated February 1, 2018