A Social Security claims representative was charged with two counts of extortion and two counts of bribery in the last week of September for allegedly requiring claimants to pay a processing fee to be able to file their Supplemental Security Income claims.
Forty-two-year-old Memphis, Tennessee resident Montrell Levelle Arnold was indicted by a grand federal jury and may face up to 20 years of imprisonment and $250,000 in fines for each extortion charge, plus another 15 years of jail term and a fine of up to $250,000 for each bribery charge.
Arnold’s allegedly would contact the beneficiaries by telephone and text message to confirm the arrival of the SSI benefits into the claimants’ accounts and arrange for the payment of his “processing fee.”
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