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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Clearfield County Woman Sentenced for Defrauding Social Security

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Clearfield County, Pa. has been sentenced in federal court in Johnstown to two years’ probation and restitution in the amount of $149,520.41 to the Social Security Administration on her conviction of conversion of government funds, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Maryann Bowes-Dailey, 56, of Osceola Mills, Pa.,

According to information presented to the court, from June 1, 2001 to Feb. 28, 2013, Bowes-Dailey did receive and convert falsely to her own use a total of $149,520.41, which represents 416 separate Social Security Administration benefit payments made to her to which she was not entitled.

Assistant United States Attorney Maureen Sheehan-Balchon prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Mr. Brady commended the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General for the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Bowes-Dailey.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated February 18, 2020