May 4, 2016

Trite But True: Crime Doesn't Pay

     From a press release:
Sophia Dix, 35, of Newport News, pleaded guilty today [April 25] to charges of wire fraud.
According to a statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, Dix was a service representative for the Social Security Administration (SSA) in its Norfolk office.  In her position, Dix had computer access to SSA beneficiary information, including bank account data for the direct deposit of benefit payments.  From April 2014, through August 2015, Dix rerouted over $56,000 in other persons’ SSA benefits to her own bank account. 
Dix was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 9, and faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison when sentenced on July 21. ...


Tim said...

It's funny how when Senators Lankford and Cotton talk about alleged fraud from disability claimants, you don't actually find many (or any) newspaper articles about them. However, you see articles like this (or the guy who buried his mother/father/aunt...) all the time!!!

Anonymous said...

It's an obvious answer Tim, it's incredibly easy to determine abuse when someone doesn't receive a monthly payment. When that claimant contacts SSA to determine where their money is and it's in a foreign account it's relatively easy to determine who owns that account.

Anonymous said...

@9:53 AM

You wonder how this woman thought she would get away with this.