Reduce Improper Payments and Increase Overpayment Recoveries

Former Owner of New Jersey Private Detective Firm Sentenced to Prison for Social Security Disability Fraud

Date: 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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

NEWARK, N.J. - A Hunterdon County, N.J., man was sentenced today to 23 months in prison for fraudulently collecting Social Security disability payments while continuing to do work he claimed he was unable to do for his private detective firm, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. 

Date: 
Wed, 04/02/2014

Former California Public Defender Pleads Guilty to Stealing Social Security Benefits

Date: 
Friday, March 28, 2014

 Article from The Press Enterprise here

A deputy public defender for Riverside County pleaded guilty Monday, March 3, to two felony counts of stealing Social Security benefits, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Audrey Owens, 60, of Upland, entered the guilty pleas before U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips one week before her trial was expected to start.

Date: 
Fri, 03/28/2014

Portland Man Sentenced to 6 Months of Prison for Cashing Sister's Disability Checks

Date: 
Friday, March 28, 2014

Information from the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Oregon, here

Article from The Oregonian here

An unemployed Southeast Portland man who reportedly wore lots of jewelry, flashed pictures of trips to Lebanon and owned a Mercedes was sentenced to six months of prison Wednesday for cashing disability checks for a sister who was living outside the United States.

Date: 
Fri, 03/28/2014

Florida Man Accused of Orchestrating Scheme to Steal Government Payments to Individuals

Date: 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Article from Telegram.com here

WORCESTER — A Florida man is accused of orchestrating an intricate scheme to steal government payments to individuals, using people in Worcester to filter the allegedly pilfered money, according to an affidavit on file in federal court.

Date: 
Wed, 03/26/2014

Former SSA Employee Pleads Guilty to Theft Using Beneficiary Information

Date: 
Thursday, March 20, 2014

Article from The Birmingham News here

A former Social Security Administration employee has pleaded guilty to taking private information of beneficiaries and using it to direct more than $4,200 in Social Security benefits to his accounts.

The employee, however, didn't stop his efforts to illegally obtain information about Social Security beneficiaries after being confronted by investigators last year, according to a plea deal in the case.

Date: 
Thu, 03/20/2014

Houston Woman Sentenced to Prison for Cashing Deceased Woman's Social Security Benefits

Date: 
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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

HOUSTON – Doris Hayes, 37, of Houston, has been ordered to prison for using her brother’s Social Security number to open a bank account to cash a deceased woman’s benefit checks, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Hayes pleaded guilty to two counts of making false statements involving a Social Security number on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. 

Date: 
Tue, 03/18/2014

Federal Jury Finds Kentucky Woman Guilty of Committing Social Security Fraud and Bankruptcy Fraud

Date: 
Friday, March 14, 2014

Article from Kentucky.com here

A federal jury on Thursday found a Jessamine County woman guilty on all 14 counts of an indictment charging her with Social Security fraud and bankruptcy fraud.

Sheryl A. Bruner was indicted in January on charges of receiving disability checks from the Social Security Administration when she could work, lying about her eligibility for disability, concealing assets from the agency, and making false statements when she filed for bankruptcy in May.

Date: 
Fri, 03/14/2014

Adjustment of Monthly Benefits Under the Family Maximum Provisions

Date: 
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Social Security Act limits the amount of benefits payable to child and spousal beneficiaries on a Social Security record. If the total monthly benefits of all child and spousal beneficiaries exceed the maximum, SSA must reduce their payments to keep the total benefits within the family maximum provisions.

Date: 
Tue, 03/11/2014

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