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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Braddock Woman Sentenced To Probation With Home Detention For Using Her Children's Social Security Benefits

PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County woman has been sentenced in federal court to three years of probation, four months of home detention, and ordered to pay restitution to the Social Security Administration in the amount of $11,276.00 on her conviction of theft of government property, involving conversion of Social Security benefits, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Tawanda L. Moore, 37, of Braddock, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, Moore stole more than $11,000 in government funds by converting to her own use Social Security Administration payments designated for the benefit of minor children.

Assistant United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Moore.

Updated July 14, 2015