OIG Investigative Reports, New York, NY., February 08, 2011 - New Jersey Man Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court for Stealing Social Security Benefits Skip to main contentAbout UsContact UsFAQs Language Assistance Englishespañol中文: 繁體版Việt-ngữ한국어TagalogРусский U.S. Department of Education Search for: Toggle navigation U.S. Department of Education Student Loans Grants Laws Data About ED OFFICES Home Reports & Resources Programs/Initiatives News Office Contacts Investigation Report United States Attorney Southern District of New York FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 08, 2011 CONTACT: U.S. ATTORNEYS OFFICE ELLEN DAVIS, CARLY SULLIVAN, JERIKA RICHARDSON, EDELI RIVERA PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE (212) 637-2600 NEW JERSEY MAN SENTENCED IN MANHATTAN FEDERAL COURT FOR STEALING SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that WILLIAM JENKINS, a New Jersey resident, was sentenced yesterday in Manhattan federal court to ten months in prison for stealing his deceased mother’s social security benefits. JENKINS previously pled guilty in Manhattan federal court on October 5, 2010, before U.S. District Judge JED S. RAKOFF. According to the Information to which JENKINS pled guilty, the criminal Complaint previously filed in this case, and statements made during the guilty plea and sentencing proceedings: JENKINS, 54, of Jackson, New Jersey, had access to his mother’s bank account into which the Social Security Administration ("SSA") direct deposited her monthly social security benefit. During the guilty plea proceeding, JENKINS admitted that, after his mother passed away, he failed to so notify the SSA, and instead, from June 2008 through November 2009, withdrew the monthly benefits from that account for his personal use. In total, JENKINS admitted that he stole $30,079.33 in social security benefits. In addition to imposing 10 months in prison, Judge RAKOFF imposed a term of three years of supervised release and ordered full restitution. Mr. BHARARA praised the investigative work of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Inspector General and the Social Security Administration. This case is being handled by the Office’s Public Corruption Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorney CARRIE H. COHEN is in charge of the prosecution. 11-036 ### Top Printable view Last Modified: 06/03/2011 How Do I Find... Student loans, forgiveness College accreditation No Child Left Behind FERPA FAFSA 1098-E Tax Form 2015 Budget Proposal More > Information About... Transforming Teaching Family and Community Engagement Early Learning K-12 Reforms More > Connect Facebook Twitter YouTube Email RSS Google+ More > MISUSED FOIA OIG Fraud Hotline Our mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Student Loans Repaying Loans Defaulted Loans Loan Forgiveness Loan Servicers Grants & Programs Apply for Pell Grants Grants Forecast Open Grant Competitions Find Grant Programs by Eligibility Laws & Guidance No Child Left Behind FERPA Civil Rights Data & Research Education Statistics Postsecondary Education Data State Education Data Nation's Report Card What Works Clearinghouse About Us Contact Us ED Offices Jobs News FAQs Budget, Performance Notices FOIAPrivacySecurityInformation qualityInspector GeneralWhitehouse.govUSA.govBenefits.govRegulations.gov
New Jersey Man Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court for Stealing Social Security Benefits. New York, NY., February 08, 2011
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2011-02-08.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.