Monroe Woman Gets 24 Months In Prison For Social Security Payment Theft
53 year old Cassandra D. Ellis of Monroe was sentenced today to 24 months in prison on one count of theft of government funds. Ellis was also sentenced to three years supervised release and ordered to pay $206,325 in restitution. At her guilty plea in January evidence was presented that Ellis deposited and used her deceased grandmother's Social Security checks. She also led Social Security officials to believe her grandmother was still alive to continue receiving her checks.