72-Year-Old Frederick Woman Charged With Social Security Fraud

Dinorah De Denis filed false Social Security benefits.

Baltimore, Md. (NS) – A Frederick woman is facing federal charges for filing and receiving Social Security benefits with two Social Security numbers.

Seventy-two-year-old Dinorah De Denis has been charged with theft of government property and social security fraud.

According to a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Baltimore, De Denis allegedly obtained two social security numbers and received widows insurance benefits and supplemental security income benefits without reporting it to the Social Security Administration or the State of Maryland.

In total, she illegally received nearly $90,000 in extra benefits.

According to the indictment, De Denis received her first social security number in 1973 under her birth name and obtained another SSN that same year when she was married.

The indictment states that she did not notify the Social Security Administration that she was receiving benefits from one SSN when she applied for and received benefits under a second SSN.

De Denis faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison for theft of government property and social security fraud.