Dubois Man Charged with Illegally Using Social Security Benefit Payments
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of DuBois, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Johnstown on charges of conversion of government funds, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.
The two-count indictment named Daniel P. McIntosh, 39, of DuBois, Pa.
According to the indictment presented to the court, from Aug. 1, 2014, to July 31, 2016, McIntosh did receive and convert falsely to his own use a total of $41,529.70, which represents approximately 115 separate Social Security Administration benefit payments made to him and also to him as representative payee for his wife and minor children, to which he or they were not entitled.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $500,000, 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 U.S. Attorney Stephanie L. Haines 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.