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East Side Woman Pleads Guilty to Social Security Fraud

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EAST ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - An East St. Louis woman has pleaded guilty to collecting her mother’s Social Security benefits for 18 months after her mother had died.

Lawanda Lewis admitted to fraudulently receiving nearly $23,000 that were intended for her mother.

She faces us to ten years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentencing is scheduled for January.

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