Missouri performer pleads guilty to Social Security theft

News

Pixabay

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — A guitarist has pleaded guilty to stealing from the Social Security Administration after the agency sent an investigator to a show in the Missouri tourist town of Branson and watched him perform with a classic rock band.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that 55-year-old James Craig pleaded guilty last week to a federal felony. The plea agreement says a tip led an investigator to go to the Dream Theatre on Branson’s main drag, where Craig played electric and acoustic guitar during the two-hour show.

Craig said in an interview that he worked at the theater for parts of 2016 and 2017 and also worked on a cruise ship in 2014. Craig says he didn’t disclose all of his employment because the Social Security benefits were his only steady income.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss