A man in Alabama claimed to be his dead father and fraud a $132,646 pension system, according to authorities

A man in Alabama claimed to be his dead father and fraud a $132,646 pension system, according to aut ...

An Alabama man has been charged with drafting a plot to defraud Jefferson County's retirement plan of more than $100,000 over a five-year period.

According to a joint announcement by Prim Escalona, a United States Attorney General and the FBI Special Agent in Charge of Gary Dean Gibbs, the 52-year-old has been charged in the federal court with one count of wire fraud.

Thursday, a federal court charged with conspiracy and an agreement for Gibbs to plead guilty.

According to charging documents, Gibbs' father was a former Jefferson County employee who received benefits from The General Retirement System for Jefferson County employees, also known as GRS.

GRS is a retirement program that provides benefits to Jefferson County residents who have retired and disabled.

Gibbs concealed his father's death from GRS until September 2017 and continued till February 2022, according to authorities.

Gibbs used his father's personal information and falsified his father's signature on GRS documents to his advantage. Debut documents also imply that Gibbs assumed his father's identity during telephone conversations with a GRS employee.

Gibbs paid approximately $132,646.12 to which he was not entitled according to the plea agreement.

The FBI has investigated the case with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. The case is currently being investigated by the Assistant US Attorney General.

The maximum punishment for wire fraud is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. A sentence date has not been announced.

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