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72,000 stimulus payments went to dead people

STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 89,000 stimulus payments of $250 each went to people who were either dead or in prison, a government investigator says in a new report.

The payments, which were part of last year's massive economic recovery package, were meant to increase consumer spending to help stimulate the economy.

But about $18 million went to nearly 72,000 people who were dead, according to the report by the Social Security Administration's inspector general. The report estimates that a little mo...



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