The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Public Integrity Special Investigations Unit and the Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General have charged a man with using her mother’s benefits after her death.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Earlier today, Wayne Sessons, 52, of Paterson, was arrested without incident at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City. He has been charged on a complaint-summons with theft by deception, a third-degree crime.
Following his arrest, Sessons was processed and released. His first court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday, August 2, 2022 in Central Judicial Processing Court.
An investigation by the Office of the Inspector General revealed that Sessons deceived the U.S. Social Security Administration by not advising of the death of his mother.
He then used the proceeds of her retirement insurance and Supplemental Security Income benefits for his own personal use in the approximate amount of $17,000, authorities said.