Investigations

Digital Forensics a Key to Unlocking Social Security Fraud Cases

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Friday, July 18, 2014
Digital Forensics
A group of computer forensic specialists plays an integral role in many of our Social Security fraud cases.

“Nightline” Coffee Shop Owner Sentenced to Prison for Disability Fraud

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Monday, June 30, 2014
ABC Nightline
"Criminal Coffee" owner to serve 15 months in prison for attempting to defraud SSA of disability payments.

Sex Offender Allegedly Lives Under Fake Identity for 34 Years as Fugitive from Justice

Posted by: Andrew Cannarsa, Office of External Relations
DATE:
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Ryan Flanagan
He became someone else—with a new name, date of birth, and Social Security number—to escape a troubled past.

Inspector General: CDRs and CDI Effective Disability Integrity Tools

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Inspector General and U.S. Rep Lankford
The Inspector General recently testified before Congress on ways to improve SSA's disability review process.

First Sentences Handed Down in Puerto Rico Disability Fraud Scheme

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Puerto Rico Arrests
Four who pled guilty to involvement in scheme ordered probation and repayment to SSA.

OIG Continues Probe of New York Disability Fraud Scheme

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Friday, March 14, 2014
28 Additional Arrests Made in New York Disability Fraud Scheme
This investigation remains open and active as we seek additional beneficiaries who took part in the scheme.

Deceased Payee Fraud: Strange but True

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Thursday, January 2, 2014
It's a strange, yet surprisingly common way people steal Social Security benefits.

First Guilty Plea in OIG Disability Fraud Investigation

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Friday, November 22, 2013
One of the subjects of this investigation now faces up to five years in prison. 

OIG Targets Large-Scale Disability Fraud Schemes

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
We're stepping up our efforts to combat "third-party facilitator" fraud.

From the Desk of the Assistant IG for External Relations

Posted by: Jonathan Lasher
DATE:
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Social Security
A recent Cooperative Disability Investigations case example emphasizes the program's value.

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