Ex-Perth Amboy employee stole $184K in Social Security paid to dead aunt

A former Perth Amboy employee admitted he never told the government that his great aunt had died so he could steal tens of thousands of dollars in Social Security funds for nearly two decades.

Lance D. Nelson, 56, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Trenton before U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson to one count of theft of government funds, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said in a release.

Nelson failed to report the death of his great aunt in February 1998 and collected $184,936 of Social Security benefits that were deposited in their joint account, the release said. …read more

Source: NJ.com Middlesex

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