Kimball Woman, 73, Accused of Social Security Theft

social-security(AP) — A 73-year-old western Nebraska woman has been accused of stealing from the Social Security Administration since 1998.

Federal prosecutors say Lois Powell, of Kimball, is charged with theft of government funds. She’s suspected of taking nearly $178,000 by accepting payments to which she knew she wasn’t entitled.

She faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

A public phone listing for Powell couldn’t be found. Online records don’t list the name of her attorney.

  • Just a Mom

    Since 1998!? It took them that long to figure out she was doing something wrong?!

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  • fnp

    And just to think of all the “theft” our politicians have been doing since about 1776 ???

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  • rowdy1

    She will get better benefits and health care sitting in prison.

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    • http://ThePost SOMUCHSTUPIDITY

      @ rowdy1… who are you trying to kid? She will get no benefits & very little health care sitting in prison.. she’d be just a number.. healthcare in prison is shabby to say the least

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