City Woman Charged With Social Security Fraud

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

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.

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