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.
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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