Apollo couple sentenced to probation, restitution for stealing government funds
An Apollo couple was sentenced in federal court to three years’ probation for stealing government funds.
Tara Jo Frain, 34, and Danny Ray Alexander, 46, also were ordered to pay about $25,160 in restitution for their theft conviction.
The two were married in May 2012, and had been receiving supplemental Social Security Income disability payments prior to marriage.
Authorities said the couple was told to report to the Social Security Administration any changes affecting their eligibility to receive SSI, including their marital status, and they neglected to do so.
They continued to collect benefits they were not entitled to from May 2012 to December 2016.
They submitted signed statements on Sept. 10, 2016, falsely claiming they were not married, authorities said.
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