Iowa Couple Sentenced for Social Security Fraud

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An Iowa couple has been sentenced for improperly collecting nearly $50,000 in disability benefits.

U.S. Attorney Nicholas Klinefeldt’s office says 45-year-old Robert Alexander and 38-year-old Maureen Alexander were both sentenced last week.

Robert Alexander had told the Social Security administration that he hadn’t been able to work since 2008 because of a disability. Prosecutors say he actually was working during that time, and the couple worked together to conceal that.

Robert Alexander was sentenced to 10 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release.

Maureen Alexander was sentenced to five years of probation.

The couple was ordered to repay $47,729.63 to the state and federal governments.

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