Missouri man sentenced for Social Security fraud

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LIBERTY, Mo.  — A Liberty man will spend five years in federal prison with no chance of parole for collecting his mother’s Social Security payments for five years after she died.

Forty-year-old Jeffery Schwed was sentenced Monday. He was also ordered to pay $84,137 in restitution.

Federal prosecutors said Schwed had a joint bank account with his mother. He did not notify the Social Security Administration when she died and cashed some of the checks.

Schwed pleaded guilty in February to theft of government money.