Cop and Wife Accused Of Social Security Fraud

Brooklyn Police Officer Edward St. Hill was arrested for allegedly cashing the social security and pension checks of his dead mother long after she had passed away.

According to police reports the 15-year veteran of the 28th Precinct in Harlem continued to refill his mothers prescriptions in order to keep the con going.

Authorities told the New York Daily News that St. Hill was allegedly helped in the scam by his wife Maria Ramos.  Both St. Hill and Ramos have been charged with identity theft, grand larceny, forgery, and criminal possession of a controlled substance. Officer St. Hill will also face charges of official misconduct.

Officer Edward St. Hill and Maria Ramos will appear before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun and be arraigned on the numerous charges in the next few days.

An investigation will be conducted to ascertain how long the husband and wife team have been cashing in on the dead woman's benefits.

Officer St. Hill has been placed on modified duty while the case is pending.

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