A New Castle woman has been charged for Social Security fraud after she allegedly received more than $20,000 in benefits she was not supposed to.

Shawna Stelter, 36, was handed a three-count indictment for the incident, according to the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said Stelter allegedly received $26,917.55 in Supplemental Security Income benefits. They allege that Stelter knew she wasn't supposed to receive these benefits.

The office said Stelter is also charged with making a false statement and withholding information from the Social Security Administration.

She allegedly claimed that her household consisted solely of herself and her children. Officials said her husband was also part of the household.

Stelter could face a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $750,000, or both, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.