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

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Butler Woman Charged with Defrauding Social Security

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Butler, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges relating to Social Security fraud, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The three-count indictment names Amy Lynn Snow, age 50, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, Snow received and converted Supplemental Security Income benefits to which she knew she was not entitled. Snow is also charged with knowingly and willfully making two false statements material to her entitlement to receive Supplemental Security Income.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of no more than 20 years in prison, a fine of no more than $750,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Rebecca L. Silinski is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Social Security Administration – Office of Inspector General, conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Financial Fraud
Updated August 8, 2018