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Circumventing the Process

Robert Curtis, 63, of Winslow, Me., circumvented the eligibility process for receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and made quite a bit of money from the government while also receiving income as a medication deliverer. He pleaded guilty to Social Security fraud and is...

This is Big

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 20 years since 9-1-1 rocked the world. What’s also unimaginable is that it has taken almost that long to bust Dr. Raymond Pierre Paul, a Nassau County, N.Y., psychiatrist for carrying out a major Social Security disability...

Tropical Paradise

Fraudsters often live in a make-believe world. They tend to think that their illegal actions will bring them great wealth and a relaxing lifestyle on some tropical island. (And they really don’t care if they hurt anyone in the process.) Dr. Americao Oms-Rivera, 67, who...

Embezzler’s Folly

When you think of a bank robbery, imagine a dramatic crime spree in TV-land with a car chase. There’s usually a group of thugs donning black ski masks and holding innocent citizens at gunpoint, so they can abscond with as much money as possible....

Claiming Fraud

A former claims specialist for the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Office of International Operations misused his position and access to SSA systems to misdirect $236,000 in benefits to his own personal bank accounts. Using fictitious identities and identities of real people, Cheikh Ahmet Tidiane...

No Service, No Honor

The last thing you want to hear is that your banker is not trustworthy. That’s the case for a former branch manager at a Las Vegas bank, who has unfortunately gone rogue. (Clearly, what happened in Vegas was discovered.)   Montano was recently sentenced to...

A Complicated Relationship

A Kansas City, Mo., woman pleaded guilty and was sentenced for a Social Security and bankruptcy fraud scheme. Carol Dille pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of bankruptcy fraud. She was sentenced to two years in federal prison without...

Money Over Anything

No one wants to watch as their family members grow older and become unable to take care of themselves. The burden of care is often placed on an immediate family member or with a nursing home when this happens. Unfortunately, there are fraudsters looking...

Happily Never After

A lot of married people put on a perfect facade for the rest of the world, while in reality, every marriage has its problems. One New Hampshire couple did the complete opposite. Despite being happily married, they pretended to be estranged for years, so...

Broke and Homeless

Those within the nursing profession take the ‘Nightingale Pledge’ swearing to adhere to a code of ethics that states they will never knowingly cause harm to someone in their care. One Florida- based nursing assistant has been accused of disregarding her pledge so she...
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