Married couple receive prison sentence for disability fraud conviction

A married couple living in Washington will both serve prison time for their parts in a Social Security Disability fraud scheme that lasted for several years.

The man began defrauding the state of Washington for disability benefits when he turned 18-years-old. He used a fraudulent Social Security number and name, claiming that he had been hurt while working and was unable to return to the workforce.

When the man met and married his wife, she began helping him with the continuation of the fraud. On different occasions she would pose as a concerned neighbor in order to be a witness to his injuries and at other times she would pretend that she was her husband’s sister when agents would visit their house. They both plead guilty to the fraud charges.

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