Weston Woman Convicted of Stealing Son's Social Security Payments

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATE: Tues 4:19 PM, May 6, 2014

A 54-year-old Weston woman will spend six months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for theft of money from the Social Security Administration.

Susan Schepp pleaded guilty on February 5.

The theft of the funds from Social Security was based upon Schepp’s fraudulent receipt of funds for her son, who had legitimately received disability and supplemental security income benefits until 2003, but was no longer eligible for such payments after he graduated from school and began working. Schepp, however, continued to receive his payments.

Schepp was also ordered to pay $52,451.73 in restitution.

While Schepp never disclosed her son’s employment status to the Social Security Administration, she told her son he was not receiving benefits any longer because he was, in fact, working. Schepp collected the unwarranted benefits for nearly five years, until her son discovered that she had collected the benefits in his name and disclosed it to Social Security investigators.

The charge against Susan Schepp was the result of an investigation conducted by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Anderson.

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UPDATE: Fri 4:31 PM, Feb. 7, 2014

Susan Schepp, 54, of Weston has pleaded guilty to theft of government funds from the Social Security Administration from 2003 through 2008.

Sentencing for May 5, 2014. Schepp faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison.

Schepp’s son had been receiving Social Security disability payments when in early 2003, she told him that his payments, which were deposited into a joint account she controlled, were stopping due to the fact he was employed. Unknown to her son, Schepp continued to receive payments to the account, and then transferred them to her own account.

Schepp never notified the Social Security Administration about her son’s employment status.

The charge against Schepp was the result of an investigation conducted by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, and the Weston Police Department. The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Anderson.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Wed. 4:18 PM, Aug. 28, 2013

A 54-year-old Weston woman is charged with stealing more than $41,000 from Social Security Administration from June 2003 until September 2008.

The Department of Justice of said in a news release Susan Schepp took disability payments that were intended for her son.

If convicted, Schepp faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison.

The charge against her is the result of an investigation by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General.


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