Federal probe into Cleveland kidnapping survivor Michelle Knight's social security possibly stolen

Checks cashed while Michelle Knight was captive

CLEVELAND - Sources confirm a federal probe is underway into thousands of dollars in social security income that may have been illegally obtained while Cleveland kidnapping victim Michelle Knight was held hostage.

The social security income is  most likely in the form of supplemental security income provided for adults and children with low income and who have disabilities.

Sources said the Office of Inspector General at the Social Security Administration has been conducting an "open investigation." If there is sufficient proof of a crime, the findings will be turned over to the U.S. Attorneys Office for prosecution.

Knight was described by family members as having a mild disability and was the mother of a young son at the time of her disappearance.

It's not know who was behind allegedly profiting from the social security income during the 10-year period when Knight was held at Ariel Castro's Seymour Avenue house.


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