MADISON (WAOW) – A Marshfield woman was sentenced to three years probation Thursday for bilking Social Security out of about $31,000, U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil said.
Grimhilde Hanni Schwinn, 51, had pleaded guilty to misappropriating disability benefits designated for her son, the prosecutor said.
The son received a five-year prison sentence in 2010, making him ineligible for disability benefits, Vaudreuil said. But the mother failed to inform the Social Security Administration of his status and continued to receive the money, using it herself, he said.
As part of her sentence, Schwinn was ordered to repay $31,000 to the Social Security Administration,