Buffalo man charged with collecting over $76,000 of dead father’s Social Security money

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) A Buffalo man is charged with theft of government property after spending more than $76,000 of his dead father’s Social Security benefits.

Abdulkawi Al Shuaibi, 47, is accused of taking retirement benefits that should have stopped when his father died in August 2013.

Al Shuaibi continued to collect these benefits until February 2019, spending approximately $76,393.50.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Kelly Khatib is a digital reporter who has been part of the News 4 team since 2019. See more of her work here.

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