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According to Robert J. Jeffries of the Social Security Administration, Genelle Schoolcraft, 35, of Grantsville, appeared for a sentencing hearing in U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia, Clarksburg, on Nov. 29.

She was sentenced to 15 months incarceration and three years supervised release, and also ordered to make restitution to SSA in the amount of $45,534 and pay a $100 special assessment fee.

Schoolcraft pled guilty during a hearing in U.S. District Court on Aug. 20 to a one count indictment that charged her with a violation of Title 42, U.S. Code, Section 408 (a) (4), failure to report an event that would affect SSA benefits.

SSA received information from W.Va. Dept. of Health and Human Resources that SSA beneficiary Genelle Schoolcraft was living with her boyfriend, who was a Supplemental Security Income recipient.

The SSA Office of Inspector General’s investigation deter-mined that Schoolcraft had actually married in July 2001. Schoolcraft was entitled to SSA disabled adult child’s (DAC) benefits and had never reported the marriage, a terminating event, to SSA.

Based on this investigation, the SSA determined that Schoolcraft had been overpaid by the SSA in the amount of $45,534 for the period July 2001 to December 2007.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. attorney Shawn Morgan.


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