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Oct 5, 2016 3:43 PM

Franklin woman pleads guilty to social security fraud, gets 1 year probation

CONCORD — A Franklin woman will face one year of probation after pleading guilty to social security fraud.

READ: Franklin woman facing up to 5 years in prison for social security fraud

Tonya Dailey, 44, began receiving disability benefits in 1999. She returned to self-employment in June 2010, earning sufficient income each month to make her ineligible to receive any disability benefits, according to the indictment, statements made in court and other public records on the case.

Dailey reported her nominal earnings as a bartender during a review with the Social Security Administration (SSA) in 2014, but did not report her monthly income from self-employment to them.

In May 2015, investigators said that Dailey admitted that she concealed her work activity from SSA because she knew her earnings would have disqualified her from receiving disability benefits.

Dailey received $30,230.78 in benefits that she would not have received if she had properly disclosed her self-employment, the Attorney General said.

Tonya Dailey, 44, plead guilty to one count of fraud on June 24.

The case was investigated by the SSA's Office of the Inspector General and prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Karen Burzycki.

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