The independent certified public accounting firm that audited SSA’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 financial statements shared its concerns with us regarding the impact reduced funding had on stewardship activities. Specifically, these concerns pertained to how reduced funding had
Reduce Improper Payments and Increase Overpayment Recoveries
In August 2010, we investigated approximately 60 fraudulent retirement claims that were filed using SSA's online application process. The investigation revealed that an individual and two accomplices used death information of individuals who died in California in the 1980s and filed retirement benefit claims using the deceased individuals’ personally identifiable information (PII).
From the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Georgia:
GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Christopher Castleberry has been sentenced to one year and six months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing his children’s Social Security Survivor’s benefits.
Press Release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland, here
Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Yolando Guerrero, age 59, of Laurel, Maryland today to a year and a day in prison followed by three years of supervised release for theft of government property. Judge Messitte also entered an order that Guerrero pay restitution of $335,197.
Press Release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Missouri, here
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Liberty, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for stealing $84,137 by spending his deceased mother’s Social Security benefits.
Article from Eagle Tribune here
BOSTON – Two Georgetown men were sentenced today for defrauding the Social Security Administration of $105,158.