Sioux City woman pleads guilty to theft of social security funds | Crime and courts
Sioux City woman pleads guilty to theft of social security funds |  Crime and courts

Sioux City woman pleads guilty to theft of social security funds | Crime and courts

SIOUX CITY – A woman from Sioux City pleaded guilty Monday to fraudulently obtaining more than $ 92,000 in federal benefits over a 10-year period.

Margaret Ortega, 45, filed her plea in the U.S. District Court in Sioux City on a case of theft of public funds in a briefing.

According to court documents, from November 2010 to November 2020, Ortega erroneously reported to the U.S. Social Security Administration and the Iowa Department of Human Services that her husband was not part of her household and she received no support from him.

As a result, Ortega was overpaid a total of $ 92,744 in Social Security Supplemental Security Income benefits – $ 88,176 on behalf of its daughter from January 2011 to November 2020 and $ 4,568 to itself over the same period.

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