SPRINGFIELD — A Dominican nationwide was sentenced to a 12 months in jail for Social Security fraud in U.S. District Court docket on Wednesday.
Andrea Perez Placencia, 59, was sentenced by choose Mark G. Mastroianni to 1 12 months and at some point in jail and three years of supervised launch. She additionally was ordered to pay $32,000 in restitution.
On Sept. 20, Perez Placencia pleaded responsible to 1 rely of false illustration of a Social Security quantity and two counts of theft of presidency cash.
Perez Placencia adopted the id of a Puerto Rican citizen to use for Part 8 housing help advantages in addition to to obtain incapacity advantages from the Social Security Administration.
In consequence, between August 2017 and August 2018, Perez Placencia fraudulently obtained roughly $12,570 in Social Security advantages and, from April 2019 by way of February 2021, fraudulently obtained $17,380 in housing help.