Man gets prison for keeping 19 years worth of dead aunt's Social Security checks -

A Perth Amboy man admitted "he failed to tell the Social Security Administration" that his great aunt died in 1998.

A former Perth Amboy city employee was sentenced to a year in prison Thursday for cashing nearly $200,000 in Social Security retirement checks issued to his great aunt over the course of 19 years, the New Jersey U.S. Attorney's Office said.

Lance D. Nelson, 56, admitted he "intentionally failed to notify the Social Security Administration of his great...

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