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Man pleads guilty to fraudulently receiving Social Security benefits for 20 years


A Caldwell County, Kentucky man pleaded guilty in United States District Court Monday in Paducah to charges of failure to report to Social Security Administration his ability to work and fraudulently receiving disability and Medicaid benefits for 20 years.

Travis L. Vickery, 44, pleaded guilty to a two count federal indictment that alleged between September 1991 and October 2011, Vickery, who was not disabled from working, knowingly and willfully concealed and failed to disclose to the SSA that he was able to work and not disabled, according to David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

Vickery admitted to knowingly and willfully executing a scheme to defraud the Medicaid program by falsely representing he was disabled from working and received health care benefits, items, and services to which he was not entitled.

Vickery faces no more than 15 years in prison, a fine of $500,000 plus restitution, and a period of no more than three years of supervised release.

The combined total loss to the Social Security Administration and the Medicaid Program is $97,225.82.

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