Roanoke Man Pleads Guilty to Theft of Social Security Administration Funds
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Virginia
Walter Doran Stole More Than $108,000
Walter J. Doran, 76, of Roanoke, waived his right to be indicted and pled guilty today to a one count Information charging with theft of government money, willfully and knowingly steal and convert for his own use money of the Social Security Administration.
According to evidence presented at today’s guilty plea hearing by Assistant United States Attorney Charlene R. Day, Doran failed to report his wife’s death to the Social Security Administration in 2009. The defendant continued to receive his late wife’s Social Security Retirement benefits from 2009 through April 2016 and use the funds for his own use. In all, Doran received $108,787 in Social Security Administration benefits to which he was not entitled.
The investigation of the case was conducted by the Social Security Administration. Assistant United States Attorney Charlene R. Day prosecuted the case for the United States.
Updated July 20, 2017