Fall River Resident Pleads Guilty To Stealing Public Money
A Jamaican citizen living in Fall River will be sentenced December 20th after pleading guilty in Federal Court to passport fraud, two counts of theft of public money and misrepresenting a Social Security number.
The U-S Attorney's office says 51 year old Sandra McDonald entered the country in 1990, obtaining an alien card and Social Security number, using her sister's name.
Authorities say she's collected nearly $170,000 illegally in Social Security and MassHealth benefits.
McDonald could face up to 25 years in prison, and fines totaling $500,000, although sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. .