Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Two Peas in a Fraud Pod

A man who previously served as a police officer in New York has been convicted of committing Social Security disability fraud and tax evasion. The man from Campbell Hall, New York, who claimed to be disabled, double dipped by collecting $1.6 million from working...

If the Truth Be Told

People generally lie because they don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings and they are fearful of the consequences of telling the truth. Ironically, a Bluefield, West Virginia woman lied to the Social Security Administration (SSA) because she feared that a significant source of income...

Three Times a Charm

A woman in Medford, Mass., admitted to lying so she could receive $108,288 in Social Security, Medicare and MassHealth benefits and food stamps over a 10-year period. (SO ambitious!). She was subsequently charged for her Food Stamp, Social Security and Medicare fraud scheme (Three...

Deceptive Granny

Social Security Income (SSI) provides financial assistance to qualified people who are 65 and older, blind or disabled and with limited income and resources. A grandmother from St. Albans Bay, Vermont thought she could get away with Social Security fraud by collecting her grandson’s SSI benefits while...

Patient Fraudsters

Puerto Rico is just a hop, skip and a jump from the Dominican Republic where today’s fraudster hails from. We’re not sure how the man, who lives in Lynn, Massachusetts, acquired the identities of his Puerto Rican victims, but he and 24 others got caught...

Desperate

Desperation sometimes causes people to do things that they wouldn’t ordinarily do to survive. We don’t know the background on how a Saco, Maine woman ended up homeless, but we do know that she committed nearly $86,000 in Social Security fraud by exploiting her children who...

Games People Play

There are two types of mind games. Individuals who want to maintain a healthy brain keep their mind active by completing activities such as crossword puzzles, Sudoku, learning how to play a musical instrument or doing something they’ve never done before. The other type of mind...

Traumatic Fraud

The Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Disability Insurance Benefits Program provides monetary benefits to eligible individuals who have worked and paid taxes. (An individual must be deemed medically disabled and unable to work in order to receive monthly cash benefits). A Shreveport, Louisiana doctor committed Social Security Disability fraud...

Survivor Benefits

The Social Security Administration (SSA) makes it pretty clear about what to do when someone who receives Social Security benefits dies. First, if there is a surviving spouse, they must report their loved one’s death to the agency. (Usually the funeral home will take care of...

Living Arrangements

Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a program administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), helps disabled Americans meet their basic financial needs. As you might expect there are many requirements that must be met in order to receive SSI benefits, one of which is living arrangements. An Effingham,...
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