Niagara Falls Woman Sentenced For Stealing Government Funding
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BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Kimberly Nybeck, 45 of Niagara Falls, NY, who was convicted of theft of public money, was sentenced to three years probation with six months home detention by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. The defendant was also ordered to pay $36,094 in restitution to the Social Security Administration.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, who handled the case, stated that from April 2008 to December 2012, the defendant received Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits on behalf of a family member. During that time, Nybeck falsified information that was submitted to the Social Security Administration that allowed her to continue to receive the SSI benefits. In total, the defendant fraudulently received $36,094 in benefits that she was not entitled to.
The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General, under the direction of Edward J. Ryan, Special Agent in Charge.