OIG Investigative Reports, New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court to 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 SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 CONTACT: U.S. ATTORNEYS OFFICE YUSILL SCRIBNER, REBEKAH CARMICHAEL, JANICE OH PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE (212) 637-2600 DOE OIG CATHERINE GRANT (202) 245-7023 SSA EDWARD RYAN (212) 264-2500 NEW JERSEY MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN MANHATTAN FEDERAL COURT TO STEALING SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, BRIAN HICKEY, Special-Agent-in- Charge of the Northeast Region of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Inspector General, and EDWARD J. RYAN, Special-Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Division of the Social Security Administration ("SSA"), announced today that WILLIAM JENKINS pled guilty in Manhattan federal court to stealing his deceased mother’s social security benefits. According to the Information to which JENKINS pled guilty before U.S. District Court Judge JED S. RAKOFF, the criminal Complaint previously filed in this case, and statements made during the guilty plea proceeding: JENKINS, 53, of Jackson, New Jersey, had access to his mother’s bank account into which the SSA direct deposited her monthly social security benefits. After failing to notify the SSA of his mother’s death, JENKINS withdrew the monthly benefits from that account for his personal use from June 2008 through November 2009. In total, JENKINS stole $30,079.33 in Social Security benefits. JENKINS pled guilty to theft of government funds, which carries a maximum sentence of ten years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000, or twice the gross gain or loss from the offense. In addition, pursuant to JENKINS’s plea agreement with the Government, JENKINS will forfeit $30,079.33 to the U.S. Government as full restitution. JENKINS is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge RAKOFF on February 7, 2011. Mr. BHARARA praised the investigative work of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Inspector General, and the Social Security Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney CARRIE H. COHEN is in charge of the prosecution. Top Printable view Last Modified: 10/04/2010 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 Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court to Stealing Social Security Benefits. New York, NY., 09/30/2010
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2010-09-30.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.