Pittsburgh Resident Indicted on a Charge of Theft of Funds From the Social Security Administration

Aug 9, 2023

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Pennsylvania:

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of theft of funds from the Social Security Administration, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Theodore George Mills, 40, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment presented to the court, from March 2012 through May 2019, Mills accessed the Social Security benefits that were legally due to his late mother, who had died in February of 2012. Over the period of the indictment, it is alleged that Mills took more than $60,000 in social security benefits to which he was not entitled.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 10 years in prison, a fine of not more than $250,000, and a term of supervised release of not more than 3 years; or any or all of the above. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

The Office of the Inspector General of the Social Security Administration conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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