- Associated Press - Thursday, June 30, 2016

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a western New York man has been found guilty of stealing more than $130,000 in Social Security retirement benefits by not reporting his parents’ deaths in the late 1990s.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Kevin Quinn of Lancaster failed to notify the Social Security Administration of his father’s death in 1996 as well as his mother’s death in 1998. Benefits checks continued to be issued in their names and deposited in the couple’s joint savings account.

Prosecutors say Quinn used the account’s ATM card to withdraw money that he spent. Officials say he stole a total of $134,213 between March 1996 and March 2014.

Quinn has been sentenced to three years’ probation, including a year of home confinement, and was ordered to pay the Social Security Administration for the funds he stole.

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