A 73-year-old woman from Kimball, Neb. has been accused stealing from the Social Security Administration for 15 years and now faces a federal theft charge.
Federal prosecutors say Lois Powell has accepted nearly $178,000 in
payments she knew she was not entitled to from January 1998 to July of this year. She has been charged with theft of
Powell faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted and a fine of $250,000.