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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Madison Woman Sentenced For Theft Of Social Security Benefits

Madison, Wis. - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Julia Crawford, 55, Madison, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen L. Crocker to 12 months of probation and ordered to pay $10,470 restitution for taking Social Security benefits that did not belong to her.  Crawford pleaded guilty to this charge on March 17, 2015.  

Crawford admitted that on July 14, 2012, she made a false statement in an application for Social Security benefits.  She applied for benefits using her husband’s name.   

The charge against Crawford was the result of an investigation conducted by the Social Security Administration.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Julie S. Pfluger and Munish Sharda.  

Updated July 14, 2015