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Police: woman, 61, caught in social security theft scheme - abc27 WHTM

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Police: woman, 61, caught in social security theft scheme

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LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) -

Charges have been filed against 61-year-old Maria Rodano of Lancaster for scheming to collect Social Security benefits intended for her grandmother after her grandmother's death, police reported.

Rodano was charged with theft of government funds, announced U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger.  According to investigators, Rodano did not report her grandmother's death to the Social Security Administration in order to collect her grandmother's benefits.

The reported loss to the government is $86,778.   
                                                                       
If convicted, Rodano faces a maximum possible sentence of 10 years imprisonment, three years probation and a $250,000 fine.

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