ALBANY – A Saratoga County woman used two different social security numbers to collect benefits under two different identities, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
Santa Sanabria, 74, of Gansevoort, was arraigned on the new indictment Wednesday in Albany charging her with Supplemental Security Income fraud and theft of government property, officials said.
Sanabria, also known as Santa Cordero, is accused in the indictment of collecting social security benefits under the Cordero name and social security number and then used a different name and number to apply for Supplemental Security Income benefits to which she wasn’t entitled, officials said.
She was released pending trial. If convicted, she faces up to a maximum of 10 years in prison.
The case is being investigated by the Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General and prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Adrian S. LaRochelle.