A McKeesport woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh and charged with Social Security fraud.
Federal prosecutors today accused Kristin Hope Lucas, 44, of receiving $19,289 in supplemental security income benefits to which she was not entitled, said U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady in a prepared statement.
The benefits were paid out between November 2012 and October 2014, Brady said.
In addition, prosecutors allege that Lucas falsely stated that she had used $8,400 in SSI benefits to pay for the care and support of a child.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam N. Hallowell is prosecuting this case, which was investigated by the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Social Security Administration.
Originally published March 28, 2018.