Fifty-nine-year-old Alice, Texas resident Guatemozin Garcia will face jail time after collecting Social Security disability benefit checks while he was employed as a gravedigger, KRIS TV reported on August 28.
According to investigations made by Social Security Administration agents, several people hired Garcia between 2008 and 2013 to maintain grave sites and prepare gravesides for funeral arrangements, but he never declared this income while collecting Social Security disability benefits. Garcia’s sentencing will be conducted in December. He is in danger of serving five years of imprisonment for receiving $148,043 in fraudulent benefits.
The reason Garcia collected Social Security benefits was for being unable to work due to back problems.
Although cases of fraud do happen, the attorneys at the Chris Mayo Law Firm in San Antonio know that Social Security disability benefits can provide essential financial support and assistance to people who have suddenly become disabled and lost the ability to work for their wages. Contact us today by calling (210) 899-5440 to get assistance filing for benefits.