Reduce Improper Payments and Increase Overpayment Recoveries

Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Social Security Fraud

Date: 
Friday, April 18, 2014

From the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts:

BOSTON – A Ware man pleaded guilty today to defrauding the Social Security Administration of more than $50,000.

Carl Lynch, 43, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole, Jr. to theft of public money. In March 2014, he was charged in a felony Information. Sentencing is scheduled for July 22, 2014.

Date: 
Fri, 04/18/2014

Wisconsin Man Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Mother-in-Law's Social Security Benefits

Date: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

News story from WAOW in Wisconsin:

STEVENS POINT -- A Portage County man convicted of stealing his mother-in-law's Social Security checks for more than 30 years and threatening an investigator will spend the next 16 months in prison, his attorney said Tuesday.

Date: 
Wed, 04/16/2014

North Carolina Woman Pleads Guilty to Deceased Payee Fraud

Date: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Press Release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts, here

BOSTON - A North Carolina woman, formerly of Boston, was convicted for stealing more than $179,000 in benefit payments from the Social Security Administration.

Mary Ann Allen, 75, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper to theft of public money. Sentencing is scheduled for July 16, 2014.

Date: 
Tue, 04/15/2014

Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Government Money

Date: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Press Release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts, here

BOSTON - A Worcester man pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Worcester today to participating in a scheme to steal more than $110,000 from the federal government.

Marvin Lubin, 22, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to theft of public money. In March 2014, Lubin was charged in a felony information. Sentencing is scheduled for July 7, 2014.

Date: 
Tue, 04/15/2014

The Social Security Administration’s Compliance with the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 in the Fiscal Year 2013 Agency Financial Report

Date: 
Monday, April 14, 2014

On July 22, 2010, the President signed IPERA into law. IPERA amended the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (IPIA) to prevent the loss of billions in taxpayer dollars. In April 2011, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued Government-wide guidance on the implementation of IPIA, as amended by IPERA.

Date: 
Mon, 04/14/2014

New Jersey Woman Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Stealing $100,000 in Benefits from Elderly Woman

Date: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Press Release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey, here 

TRENTON, N.J. – A West Orange, N.J., woman who defrauded an elderly victim of nearly $100,000 by taking the victim’s Social Security payments and secretly applying for a reverse mortgage on the victim’s home was sentenced today to 30 months in prison, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Date: 
Thu, 04/10/2014

Husband of Rhode Island State Legislator Pleads Guilty to Illegally Collecting $58,000 in Social Security Benefits

Date: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

 News article from the Providence Journal here

The husband of a Johnston state legislator admitted in federal court Tuesday to illegally collecting more than $58,000 in Social Security benefits over eight years by claiming he had no address when he actually lived with his wife and children.

Date: 
Wed, 04/09/2014

Supplemental Security Income Recipients Who Had Not Cashed Their Checks Within 1 Year

Date: 
Monday, April 7, 2014

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides a minimum level of income to financially needy individuals who are aged, blind, or disabled.

SSI recipients can cash checks issued after September 30, 1989 up to 1 year after their issue date. The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) will return to SSA any funds from checks that are not cashed within 1 year in the form of a credit in the 15th month after its issuance.

Date: 
Mon, 04/07/2014

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