NEW CASTLE, Pa. (KDKA) — A New Castle woman pleaded guilty to three counts in federal court to charges related to defrauding Social Security.
Shawna Stelter, 37, received $26,917.55 in Supplemental Security Income Benefits from June 2016 to September 2016 even though she knew she was not eligible for it, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday.READ MORE: 'Moderna Arm': Some People Develop Reaction To Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
Stelter did not disclose that her husband was part of her house when she applied and received Supplemental Security Income Benefits, the court said.READ MORE: High School Spring Sports Kick Off After Being Canceled Last Year During Pandemic's Start
She also made a false statement on her Redetermination Summary when she also claimed her husband was not part of her household, and her household only consisted of herself and her two kids.
Stelter will be sentenced Dec. 19, 2019.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh-Area Caregivers Asking Lawmakers To Increase Minimum Wage End 48-Hour Fast
She faces 20 years in prison, a $75,000 fine or both.