Investigations

OIG Special Agent Assists Search for Escaped Prisoners in New York

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Monday, August 10, 2015
Manhunt
An OIG investigator contributed to search efforts by fielding calls to New York State Police's main tip line from the public and law enforcement.

Miami Beach Police, Labor OIG Operation Takes Dangerous Turn

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Arrest
All law enforcement professionals, including OIG special agents, can find themselves in dangerous situations at any time while on duty.

College Employee Misuses Student Identities in School Loan Fraud

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Student Loan Application
Identity theft can take many forms and affect many people, but it’s especially troubling when it happens to young adults.  

Tax Season Reminds Us to Protect Personal Information

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Monday, March 9, 2015
Taxes
As you gather your W-2 forms and apply for the appropriate credits, it’s become equally important to protect yourself from the emerging threat of tax identity theft.

“20/20” and Disability Fraud: Seeing is Believing

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
20/20 Interview
Our investigators pursue many cases of individuals who may exaggerate a disability, or conceal their various work activities from Social Security—or both.

OIG Helps Locate Fugitive Who Eluded Authorities for 22 Years

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Arrest
A fugitive's years of fleeing from justice ended soon after he applied for Social Security benefits in Oregon earlier this year.

Inspector General O’Carroll Marks 10 Years Overseeing Social Security

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Since assuming his role in 2004, the Inspector General has intensified efforts to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse in SSA’s programs.

OIG Investigation Leads to Shocking Discovery

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Monday, November 10, 2014
Storage Unit
A special agent's investigative instincts and actions helped solve a missing-person cold case and a Social Security fraud investigation.

Explaining Our Law Enforcement Authority, Again

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Thursday, October 9, 2014
We hold in the highest regard our mission to protect our agents, Social Security employees, and the general public from those who would do them harm.

NYC Scheme Ringleaders Plead Guilty as OIG Issues Disability Fraud Report

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Two former NYPD officers recently pled guilty to their leading roles in a multi-million-dollar Social Security disability fraud scheme.

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