Social Security theft over 30 years cost $520K

| Friday, May 16, 2014, 8:54 p.m.

Social Security theft over 30 years cost $520K

CARLISLE — A Carlisle woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $520,000 in Social Security checks over 30 years.

Court records show that Susan Stock, 71, of Carlisle pleaded guilty to a theft of government funds charge on Thursday in federal court.

The charge carries a penalty of as much as 10 years in prison and fines of as much as $250,000. No sentencing date has been set.

The Social Security Administration's Office of Inspector General said it discovered the fraud when trying to arrange an interview last year with Stock's mother, who died in April 1983.

Investigators said they discovered that Stock continued cashing the checks after her mother's death.

Drug convict found dead in cell

CAMP HILL — Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate found in his cell in a central Pennsylvania prison.

Officials say 33-year-old Joseph Diorio was found dead about 4 p.m. Wednesday at the State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill.

Prison officials said a corrections officer on a routine sweep discovered Diorio with a sheet wrapped around his neck and tied to the sink.

The Cumberland County coroner's office will determine the official cause of death, and state police are investigating.

The prison said Diorio was serving a one- to three-year sentence for a drug offense and had been in the prison since May 9.

School employee fired for camera in bathroom

HERSHEY — An employee at the Milton Hershey School in central Pennsylvania has been fired because a hidden video camera was found in the boys bathroom, and police say a subsequent search uncovered several handguns.

Police were called Friday after students found a small digital camera in a bathroom and showers at the transitional living facility, a dorm-like setting for high school seniors.

The school said a male staff member was questioned and fired. The employee was not identified.

Derry Township police said a search of the employee's apartment turned up evidence related to the camera as well as three loaded handguns.

The Milton Hershey School is a free, private, co-ed boarding school for children from low-income families. It was established by Milton Hershey, founder of the Hershey Chocolate Co.

Student charged over violent rap lyrics

EAST STROUDSBURG — A high school student in northeastern Pennsylvania is charged with threatening his principal and other school officials in a rap song called “Columbine” that he wrote and posted online.

Zyiar Clark, 18, of East Stroudsburg was charged on Tuesday with aggravated assault and other offenses.

State police say Clark wrote lyrics in which he threatened to kill or maim officials at East Stroudsburg High School North, including the principal, two teachers, a counselor and two other administrators. Police say the song was posted on his Facebook page and another website.

A teacher heard students talking about the song and called security.

Clark is free on bail and will have a preliminary hearing on Tuesday.

His public defender, Michael Weinstein, declined to comment on Friday, saying he had just been assigned to the case.

— From wire reports

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