Kansas Woman Sentenced For Social Security Fraud

A Leavenworth woman has been sentenced to about a year in federal prison after pleading guilty to Social Security fraud and theft of public funds.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Kansas said in a release Friday that 38-year-old Tya Dejuan Tiller was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for fraudulently collecting disability benefits while working in federal and state jobs.

Tiller also has to pay about $76,000 in restitution.

Tiller admitted applying in 2003 for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits and continued to receive the benefits while working in 2005, 2006 and 2007 for the Veterans Administration, and in 2007, 2008 and 2009 for the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.

She didn’t report that she was working, which is required under Social Security rules.



  • Disability

    I am appalled at the number of people that want and do apply for disability for a broken ankle or broken foot, bad knee or some other fixable thing.( the un fixable thing is their thinking) It is even more appalling knowing a huge number on disability should NOT be on it. If a person with lets say CP can work why cant a person with a old injury to an arm,or injured leg?

    • RockAndRollJesus

      Here’s a one word answer for you many questions….. “LAZINESS”….

  • Barnyardmare

    That woman only got a YEAR???!!!!!??? She defauded the government! She stoled money that could be used for someone who really NEEDS the help.

    The doctors told me to go on disability before I am completey crippled but because I am still trying to work, I can’t get help. That’s okay, I wouldn’t know what to do withmyelf with no job. Still, there is a day coming when I won’t be able to walk, due to the severity of my condition. I can’t get help now and I WONT ask for it when the time comes. I will figure something out, the governemtn would only put me on a list to be euthenized.

  • Anonymous

    She was collecting social security benefits while working in federal and state jobs? Talk about a triple parasite wasting tax money!!!

    She should be sentenced to picking up trash along Kansas highways for the next ten years as her only means of support!