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Spearfish woman who scammed Supplemental Security Income program ordered to pay restitution


RAPID CITY, South Dakota — A Spearfish woman who scammed the federal government has been ordered to pay nearly $44,000 in restitution.

Authorities say 67-year-old Linda Anderson lied about living arrangements of her daughter and grandchild to collect higher payments through the government's Supplemental Security Income program.

The Rapid City Journal reports ( ) that Anderson pleaded guilty in November to stealing public money. Chief U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Viken recently ordered her to pay $43,856 in restitution and spend a year on unsupervised release.

Information from: Rapid City Journal,

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