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Woman sentenced to prison for abusing position with Social Security Administration, stealing over $750,000

A North Carolina will spend the next five years in prison for using her job with the Social Security Administration to obtain money.

Stephanie Chavis, 45, of Saint Pauls, abused her position by directing benefits into nine different bank accounts she could access.

She’s ordered to pay $761,000 in restitution and will begin her sentence no sooner than Jan. 3, 2022.

Chavis was a supervisor at the Fayetteville office and could access over 60 different accounts to create fraudulent payment requests.

She would create these requests and then give information for depositing money to representatives while asking for 100 fake payment requests.

The others did not know what she was doing, and she would either approve the requests herself or ask others to do it.

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