Judge orders delay in disability case

Court NewsThe Associated Press

ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has scheduled a Dec. 16 trial for a woman charged with 14 counts of fraud related to government disability benefits.

The indictment issued in June said Teresa Wren began collecting disability payments in 2006, claiming she was disabled and couldn’t work. The indictment also said she was employed continuously from 2007 to 2011 at a cardiology office in Corinth, a job that paid her more than $150,000 over that period.

When the Social Security Administration inquired about Wren’s job in 2010, she claimed that she had not worked there since 2008, according to the indictment.

Wren pleaded not guilty June 22 in U.S. District Court in Aberdeen.

The 14 counts in the indictment are related to specific disability payments after that. All but one of the monthly disability payments in 2010 were for $873. The payments in 2011 were $919, according to the indictment.

Court records listed a Baldwyn address for Wren and say she was born in 1964, but the document didn’t list her exact birthdate.