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Woman pleads guilty to SSI fraud

Tracy Anderson, 43, who listed a Tonawanda address, has pleaded guilty in Federal Court to a charge of unlawfully receiving Supplemental Security Income benefits on behalf of her disabled son, to which she was not entitled because he did not live with her, according to U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott S. Allen Jr. said Anderson received a total of $11,726 to which she was not entitled between Dec. 1, 2012, and Feb. 1, 2014.

She is to be sentenced at 1 p.m. June 29 by Federal Judge Richard J. Arcara in Buffalo. The maximum penalty is a 10-year prison term and a $250,000 fine.

Hochul said Monday that the plea was the result of an investigation by the Office of the Inspector General of the Social Security Administration under the direction of Resident Agent in Charge Bradley Parker.