Reduce Improper Payments and Increase Overpayment Recoveries

Texas Woman Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Stealing Deceased Father's Social Security Benefits

Date: 
Monday, October 20, 2014

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

In Pecos on Friday, United States District Judge Robert A. Junell sentenced a 49-year-old Terlingua, TX, woman to the statutory maximum of 10 years in federal prison for stealing over $245,000 in Social Security benefits paid to her deceased father, announced Robert Pitman, United States Attorney.

Date: 
Mon, 10/20/2014

Louisiana Bail Bondsman Pleads Guilty to Social Security Disability Fraud

Date: 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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

BATON ROUGE, LA - United States Attorney Walt Green announced today that MACK CHARLES WELLS JR., age 48, of Zachary, Louisiana, plead guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson to a Bill of Information charging him with theft from the United States Social Security Administration. He is scheduled to be sentenced in February 2015.

Date: 
Wed, 10/08/2014

Massachusetts Man Sentenced to Prison for Social Security and Tax Refund Theft

Date: 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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

Boston - A former Worcester resident was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Worcester today for leading a scheme to steal and launder over $100,000 in government money.

Date: 
Wed, 10/08/2014

The Social Security Administration’s Plan to Reduce Improper Payments Under Executive Order 13520, as Reported in April 2014

Date: 
Monday, September 29, 2014

On November 20, 2009, the President signed Executive Order 13520 to reduce improper payments by intensifying efforts to eliminate payment error, waste, fraud, and abuse in major Government-administered programs, while continuing to ensure that Federal programs serve and provide access to their intended beneficiaries.

Date: 
Mon, 09/29/2014

Auxiliary Beneficiaries Who Do Not Have Their Own Social Security Number

Date: 
Monday, September 29, 2014

Auxiliary beneficiaries are children, widows, spouses, and parents who receive Title II Social Security benefits based on another wage earner‘s Social Security record. As such, the Social Security Administration (SSA) uses the primary wage earner’s—not the auxiliary beneficiary’s—Social Security number (SSN) to track the auxiliary’s benefit payments on the Master Beneficiary Record (MBR).

Date: 
Mon, 09/29/2014

Boston Woman Pleads Guilty to Deceased Payee Fraud and Tax Evasion

Date: 
Monday, September 22, 2014

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

BOSTON – A Boston woman pleaded guilty today to taking more than $220,000 in Social Security payments to which she was not entitled and failing to pay taxes on that income.

Frances Kenney Moseley, 65, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani to theft of public money and tax evasion. In September 2014, Moseley was charged in a felony information. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 22, 2014.

Date: 
Mon, 09/22/2014

Kansas Soldier Sentenced to 6 Months in Prison for Social Security Disability Fraud

Date: 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A soldier at Ft. Riley was sentenced Wednesday for making false material statements to the Social Security Administration, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Date: 
Wed, 09/17/2014

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