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Woman gets two years for SS fraud
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MADISON - A Monroe woman who obtained nearly $16,000 in Social Security benefits for her children, despite some being in foster care, was sentenced Tuesday, March 19 in federal court to two years in prison and ordered to make restitution. Kimberly Costa, 47, a/k/a Beverly Spohn, was charged with making false statements on Social Security Administration benefit applications between June 2007 and August 2011 that allowed her to collect $15,982 to which she otherwise wasn't entitled. One statement on an application involved falsely stating a minor child lived with her from March 2010 to February 2011 and the SSA benefits were spent or saved for the child.

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