Social Security fraud brings probation restitution.
Antiganee Triplett, 39, from Oklahoma City, has been sentenced by United States District Judge Robin J. Cauthron to serve five years probation and pay $13,155.51 in restitution for defrauding the Social Security Administration (SSA) to receive disability benefits to which she was not entitled, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.
According to Court records and information from the plea and sentencing hearings, Triplet claimed she was disabled and received SSA disability benefits from January of 2009 through January 2012.
Triplet reported to SSA she was not employed during this time period when, in fact, she was working and earning income at several jobs.
Triplet was charged on Jan. 8, 2013, and pled guilty on January 23, 2013, to illegally receiving Social Security disability benefits she was not entitled to receive. Judge Cauthron ordered Triplet to serve five years’ probation and pay $13, 155.51 in restitution to SSA.
This case was the result of an investigation conducted by the Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda Maxfield Green.