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Disability fraud brings guilty plea
by Brant Sappington
Dec 18, 2013 | 276 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A former employee of a Corinth medical office has pleaded guilty to illegally accepting Social Security disability payments while employed full-time.

Teresa Wren of Baldwyn pleaded guilty Monday, Dec. 16, to two counts of a 14 count indictment before U.S. District Court Senior Judge Glen H. Davidson in Aberdeen.

Wren was indicted in June for accepting 14 separate disability payments from the Social Security Administration while employed full-time at Corinth Cardiology. The payments totaled $13,142. Under a plea agreement accepted Monday she pleaded guilty to two of the 14 counts and prosecutors agreed not to prosecute her on the remaining 12 counts.

Wren faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $250,000 and a maximum of three years supervised release on each of the two counts. She could also be ordered to pay restitution up to the total amount of the original indictment, according to the plea agreement.

A date for sentencing has not yet been set and she remains out on bond pending sentencing.
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