- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 31-year-old Wasilla man will have to pay back the government for collecting his father’s Social Security checks.

The U.S. attorney’s office says in a release that William S. Stemmons has been sentenced to serve four months of home confinement and repay the government nearly $60,000.

Prosecutors say from 2006 to 2010, Stemmons obtained retirement benefits in the name of his father, who was living out of the country at the time and hadn’t applied for Social Security.

The fraud came to light when Stemmons‘ father applied for Social Security.

Stemmons worked as a security guard at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. He resigned the day he was charged with fraud. He will also have to serve five years’ probation.

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