Crystal River woman pleads guilty to stealing workers' comp, underreporting income


A Crystal River woman on Monday admitted to stealing thousands in federal workers' compensation and improperly reporting her income to get additional disability benefits.

Ruth S. Sprake, 60, pleaded guilty at the U.S. District Courthouse in Ocala to charges of theft of government funds and making false statements to the Social Security Administration (SSA), according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Florida.

A judge will sentence Sprake at an undetermined date to up to 15 years in prison

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