Social Security Benefits to Increase

(CNN) — Social Security checks will go up by 1.7 percent next year. That equals about $22 more each month, according to the Social Security Administration. In 2015, the average retired worker will receive $15,936 a year. The modest increase is tied to the latest consumer price index, the government’s main inflation measure. It showed … Continue reading »

Social Security Thief Sentenced

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — A woman was taken to federal prison after cashing in social security benefits from a man who died in her care. Carel Cody, 47, was sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison Tuesday. Over the course of 16 years Cody stole more than $200,000 in social security benefits from John … Continue reading »

Social Security Thief Sentenced

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — A judge sentenced a Cottage Grove caretaker, Tuesday, for stealing social security benefits. Carel Cody, 47, of Cottage Grove was sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison for her theft of more than $200,000 in social security benefits since a man she was caring for died. According to court records, Cody’s … Continue reading »