Omaha Woman Indicted for Social Security Fraud

Posted 11 months ago

By Scott Carlson

dept.-of-justice(AP) — A 46-year-old Omaha woman has been charged in a two-count federal indictment with fraudulently getting and using Social Security supplemental income payments.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Latosha Bolton was indicted this week. She faces one count of receiving a Social Security check through the mail based on false representations. She faces a second count of stealing money from the Social Security Administration.

Prosecutors say Bolton filed for the payments for her daughter, shortly after the girl was born in 1993, saying the girl lived with her. But authorities say the girl did not live with Bolton, and Bolton did not spend the payments on the girl. In all, prosecutors say, Bolton fraudulently collected nearly $125,000.

Bolton faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.