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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

Monday, June 29, 2015

Tonawanda Woman Sentenced For Fraudulently Obtaining Ssi Benefits

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Tracy Anderson, 43, of Tonawanda, NY, who was convicted of unlawfully receiving supplemental security income, was sentenced to three years probation by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The defendant was also ordered to pay $11,726 in restitution.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott S. Allen, Jr., who handled the case, stated that between December 1, 2012 and February 1, 2014, the defendant received Supplemental Security Income benefits on behalf of her disabled son when in fact, the child was not living with her. Anderson received a total of $11,726 to which she was not entitled.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation from the Office of the Inspector General of the Social Security Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Edward J. Ryan.

Updated June 29, 2015