- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 7, 2017

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Prosecutors say a San Diego man has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for stealing more than $270,000 in Social Security benefits intended for his father, who died in 1997.

Abel Jose Perez pleaded guilty to theft charges in May. The 55-year-old was sentenced Monday.

Prosecutors say Perez failed to notify the Social Security Administration of his father’s death and pocketed benefits over 16 years.

The Union-Tribune says following the monthly deposits to his father’s bank account, Perez forged the dead man’s signature on checks made payable to himself.


Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, http://www.utsandiego.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide