Shreveport Woman Defrauds Social Security For 19 Years
A Shreveport woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing more than $200,000 in Social Security benefits.
Seventy-eight-year-old Rose Marie Jackson faces up to 10 years in prison, and a $250,000-fine, for forging the name of her deceased husband on his Social Security benefit checks.
Her husband, Thomas Jackson died in 1986! For 19 years, the defendant failed to notify the Social Security Administration of her husband’s death, but continued to cash his checks.
According to the guilty plea, Jackson received $206,891 in social security benefits from March 1986 to January 2015.
U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote set Jackson’s sentencing date for September 8, 2016.