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Jury selection begins in Social Security theft trial

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Jury selection began Monday in the trial of two men charged with stealing Social Security benefits from a dead person for 9 years.

Larry Hyman and Gussie Scott are charged with conspiracy to embezzle government property.

Prosecutors said they lied to Social Security Administrators until 2014, collecting nearly $80,000 in benefits from a man who died in January 2005, identified only as "William B."

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