MADISON (WKOW) -- A Monticello woman was sentenced in U.S. District Court Tuesday to two years in prison for social security fraud.
Kimberly Costa-Spohn, 47, will spend three years on supervised release after her time in prison. She was also ordered to pay $15,842 in restitution to the Social Security Administration (SSA).
Authorities say Costa-Spohn began receiving representative payee benefits for her son in 2001. In 2005, they say she lost custody of the boy, who was placed in foster care. After that, authorities say Costa-Spohn continued to receive payments for her son and maintained that she was still taking care of him.
Costa-Spohn pleaded guilty to the charge of social security fraud on January 10, 2013.
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