Associated Press reports that Manuel Chaney III, who had worked at Social Security's Bessemer, AL field office, has been sentenced to 70 months in prison for an identity theft scheme. Chaney had used information obtained from his employment to identify people who had recently died. It's not clear from the article exactly what he did thereafter. He may have filed survivor claims on those accounts or he may have kept the decedents in payment status while diverting the payments to accounts he controlled. In any case, the fraud amounted to $325,000.