According to Robert J. Jeffries of the Social
Security Administration, Genelle Schoolcraft, 35, of Grantsville,
appeared for a sentencing hearing in U.S. District Court, Northern
District of West Virginia, Clarksburg, on Nov. 29.
She was sentenced to 15 months incarceration and
three years supervised release, and also ordered to make restitution to
SSA in the amount of $45,534 and pay a $100 special assessment fee.
Schoolcraft pled guilty during a hearing in U.S.
District Court on Aug. 20 to a one count indictment that charged her
with a violation of Title 42, U.S. Code, Section 408 (a) (4), failure to
report an event that would affect SSA benefits.
SSA received information from W.Va. Dept. of Health
and Human Resources that SSA beneficiary Genelle Schoolcraft was living
with her boyfriend, who was a Supplemental Security Income recipient.
The SSA Office of Inspector General’s investigation
deter-mined that Schoolcraft had actually married in July 2001.
Schoolcraft was entitled to SSA disabled adult child’s (DAC) benefits
and had never reported the marriage, a terminating event, to SSA.
Based on this investigation, the SSA determined
that Schoolcraft had been overpaid by the SSA in the amount of $45,534
for the period July 2001 to December 2007.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. attorney