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Zachary bail bondsman sentenced to prison for SS disability benefit fraud

ZACHARY, LA (WAFB) -

A Zachary man convicted of stealing $136,215 in disability benefits from the Social Security Administration has been sentenced to serve six months in prison and six months in a half-way house facility.

Mack Charles Wells Jr., 49, was convicted of stealing the benefits from February 2007 through December 2011. During that time, Wells was working as a bail bondsman with All Day Bail Bonding LLC in Zachary. He fraudulently concealed from SSA that he was working and earning an income.

U.S. Attorney Green stated: "Theft from government programs designed to help those less fortunate will continue to be a priority of the U.S. Attorney's Office. Today's sentence addresses the seriousness of the defendant's conduct and should act as a deterrent to others who might consider stealing from our nation's safety net programs."

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