Dead Americans received millions in stimulus money

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That is according to information released Thursday by the Social Security Administration's Office of the Inspector General, which also found that only a little more than half of those payments were returned.

The $250 checks were sent to Social Security recipients and federal retirees as part of the government's economic recovery package.

In addition to the payments for the deceased, more than $4 million went to some 17,000 prison inmates.

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