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Brackenridge Woman Sentenced for Defrauding Social Security

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Brackenridge, PA, has been sentenced in federal court to 180 days of home detention and three years’ probation on her conviction of theft of government funds, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Tamara A. Rounce, age 50.

According to information presented to the court, Rounce, as a representative payee for her children, embezzled approximately $74,575.67 SSI benefits which were designated for the care of her three minor children who were living in foster care.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Chung commended the Social Security Administration - OIG for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Rounce.

Updated October 26, 2022

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