Fall River Woman Charged with Social Security Fraud
A Fall River woman was arrested Friday and charged with fraudulently receiving Social Security benefits.
Gloria Camara, 60, allegedly stole more than $88,000 in benefits. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston, Camara didn't report wages she made as a caregiver while also collecting unemployment. If convicted, she could see hefty fines and up to 10 years in prison.
According to an indictment, Camara in April 2017 falsely told the Social Security Administration that her only income came in the form of unemployment benefits and wages from two companies, when in fact she was also earning income as a caregiver. She was indicted on one count of theft of public funds and one count of making a false statement.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Scott Antolik, Special Agent in Charge of the Social Security Administration, made the announcement Friday. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Burzycki of Lelling's Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.