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Minn. Man Gets 6 Months For Social Security Fraud

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former Duluth man who pleaded guilty to making false statements to collect more than $175,000 in Social Security payments has been sentenced to six months in prison.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minneapolis says 53-year-old David Randall Litsey was also sentenced Friday to three years of probation.

Litsey was accused of applying for a Social Security card using a false date of birth and by switching his first and middle names on the application. The prosecutor’s office says Litsey then used the fraudulent name and Social Security number to receive about $176,600 in disability-insurance benefits between 1992 and 2010.

Efforts on Saturday to find out who represented Litsey were not immediately successful.

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