"Criminal Coffee" owner to serve 15 months in prison for attempting to defraud SSA of disability payments.
The Inspector General recently testified before Congress on ways to improve SSA's disability review process.
Four who pled guilty to involvement in scheme ordered probation and repayment to SSA.
This investigation remains open and active as we seek additional beneficiaries who took part in the scheme.
He became someone else—with a new name, date of birth, and Social Security number—to escape a troubled past.
It's a strange, yet surprisingly common way people steal Social Security benefits.
One of the subjects of this investigation now faces up to five years in prison.
We're stepping up our efforts to combat "third-party facilitator" fraud.
A recent Cooperative Disability Investigations case example emphasizes the program's value.
CDI teams in 21 states have close working relationships with the State Disability Determination Services that process SSA disability applications and refer suspicious cases.