BOSTON – A Quincy man was arrested today for fraudulently receiving disability benefits.
Charles Reid, 67, was charged with theft of public funds. Reid was released on parole after making an initial appearance today before U.S. District Court magistrate judge Judith G. Dein.
According to the expense documents, Reid allegedly stole approximately $38,601 in disability benefits from approximately April 2013 to September 2017.
The charge of theft of public funds provides for up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross profit or loss, whichever is greater. Sentences are imposed by a federal court based on US conviction guidelines and other legal factors.
Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell and John Cremonini, acting special agent in charge of the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations, announced the Boston Field Division today. US Special Assistant Attorney Karen Burzycki of Mendell’s Major Crimes Unit is pursuing the case.
The details in the tax documents are allegations. The accused is presumed innocent unless and until his guilt is proved beyond a reasonable doubt by a court.