Charges were made against a former Chicago police commander that he stole over $360,000 in Social Security funds meant for his deceased mother.
“Kenneth Johnson, defendant herein, did steal, purloin, and knowingly convert to his own use money of the United States, namely, approximately $363,064 in funds administered to the Social Security Administration, which funds defendant was not entitled to receive,” the one-page court document showed.
If true it would mean the scam was perpetuated over the course of two decades.
Johnson’s attorney Michael Clancy informed the Chicago Tribune that his client was cooperating with federal investigators.
It is unclear how Johnson will plead, his arraignment is set for November 27th.