KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Missouri, woman has been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty on two counts of fraud.
Carol Dille pleaded guilty in January to the charges and was sentenced on Friday. She also is expected to pay more than $76,000 in restitution to her estranged husband, Gerald Sanders, in connection to the fraud.
Dille created an organization called Alliance of Divine Love Chapel 1202 in January 2004 and again in October 2012, filing with the Missouri Secretary of State. The first attempt was “dissolved or revoked” in 2006 for not filing a “correct and current annual report,” according to a March 2019 indictment. The address listed on the filings was a residential address in Jackson County.
She used that organization, along with a UMB bank account, to defraud the Social Security Administration, using Sanders’ name, according to the indictment, from Sept. 30, 2013, through about Oct. 26, 2016.
Dille told Sanders via email that she could set up his Social Security benefits to begin being deposited when he turned 65 years old, according to the indictment, and that she set up monthly payments of more than $1,500 that would begin in September 2016.
Three separate payments of $1,539 of Title II Social Security Retirement Benefits were issued in Sanders’ name, the indictment stated.
In May 2015 and March 26, Dille filed for bankruptcy. Both attempts were dismissed after failing to disclose the UMB bank account and the Alliance of Divine Love Chapel under personal property.
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