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. ...