Woodbury Woman Pleads Guilty to Using False Identities to Secure Federal Funds
Oluremi George, 53, pleaded guilty to one count of social security fraud and one count of making false statements to authorities.
A Woodbury woman on Thursday pleaded guilty to using an alternative identity to receive more than $18,000 in federal tax credits.
Oluremi George, 53, pleaded guilty to one count of social security fraud and one count of making false statements, according to a release from the U.S. Justice Department. She was indicted July 10 and entered her plea before U.S. District Court Judge Joan N. Ericksen.
As part of the plea agreement, George admitted that she applied for and received a social security card under the name Victoria Ayoola on November 19, 1996, the release says.
George used the false identities to received Low Income Housing Tax Credits from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, and her fraud has resulted in more than $18,000 in underpayments of rent since 2004, according to the release.
This case is the result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and its Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force, the Social Security Administration’s Office of Inspector General, HUD’s Office of Inspector General, the U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service, and the Minnesota State Patrol, with assistance from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office.