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Louisville Woman Accused Of Defrauding Social Security

Posted at 7:20 AM, Feb 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-10 07:20:41-05

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Louisville woman is accused in a federal indictment of failing to report the death of her grandfather for nearly 11 years while continuing to pocket his Social Security payments.

Authorities have charged Tornett Nicole Wales with Social Security fraud and theft of government funds.

The indictment alleges Wales stole more than $100,000 by keeping her grandfather’s Social Security checks from April 2009 to February 2018.

In addition to a potential 10-year prison sentence, Wales also faces restitution payments and forfeiting any property derived from the alleged theft.