MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

February 14, 2012

Woman on probation for lying to agency


— A Gore woman was sentenced in federal court to home confinement and probation for making a false statement, according to a media release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Rosie Kay Stephens, 62, was sentenced to 48 months probation with the first six months to be home confinement. She also was ordered to pay restitution of $69,731.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Social Security Administration’s Office of Inspector General. Stephens was indicted Sept. 14.

The charge involved a fraudulent statement Stephens made about May 22, 2010, on a Social Security work activity report that she had worked an average of 24 hours a week for $8.33 an hour starting pay since June 2009. The charge said that Stephens knew that she worked more than 24 hours on average and received more than $8.33 an hour in starting pay.