Reduce Improper Payments and Increase Overpayment Recoveries

Spouses Eligible for Higher Retirement Benefits

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Individuals receiving spousal benefits may have sufficient earnings to be eligible for higher retirement benefits based on their own earnings. Their retirement benefits may be further increased for any month in which they did not receive a monthly benefit after full retirement age (FRA).

Tue, 03/11/2014

Dutch National Sentenced to Prison for Fraudulently Obtaining Social Security Benefits

Monday, March 10, 2014

Article from WBAL here

A Dutch national and registered sex offender who has lived in the U.S. illegally for more than 40 years and fraudulently obtained social security benefits has been sentenced.

Mon, 03/10/2014

Washington Woman Sentenced to Prison for Stealing $400,000 from Elderly Victim and Committing Social Security Fraud

Friday, March 7, 2014

Press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Washington, here. Additional news articles can be found here and here

Fri, 03/07/2014

Trials Set for Three Mississippi Residents Charged in Unrelated Cases of Social Security Fraud

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Three South Mississippi residents are set for trial in unrelated cases alleging they stole money from government benefits. Each has pleaded not guilty to charges that include theft of government funds.

Read the entire article from the Sun Herald here

Thu, 03/06/2014

Cleveland Woman Charged with $37,000 Social Security Fraud

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

From the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Northern District of Ohio:

A Cleveland woman was indicted today by a federal grand jury for theft of public money and false statements to a federal agency related to the theft of more than $37,000 in Social Security funds, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Wed, 02/26/2014

Former Kentucky Mayor and Her Daughter Convicted for Defrauding SSA

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Article from NBC News here

A former mayor of Martin, Ky., and her daughter, have been convicted by a federal jury of charges related to a scheme to defraud the Social Security Administration and to misapply federal funds.

On Tuesday night, the jury convicted former Martin Mayor Ruth Thomasine Robinson, 69, and her daughter, Rita Christine Whicker, 42, former director of the Martin Community Center.

Thu, 02/27/2014

Kentucky Woman Pleads Guilty to Defrauding SSA and Identity Theft

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Article from the Floyd County Times here

Three days before she was scheduled to go on trial, Ginger Michelle Halbert stood before U.S. Magistrate Judge Edward B. Atkins and pleaded guilty to charges that she defrauded the Social Security Administration. 

Tue, 02/25/2014

Connecticut Man Sentenced to Probation for Illegally Receiving Social Security Benefits

Monday, February 24, 2014

Press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut, here

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOHN FRANCIS WILLIAMS, 58, of Montville, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to three years of probation for illegally receiving Social Security benefits.  As part of his sentence, WILLIAMS was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $42,156.20

Mon, 02/24/2014

More Than 20 People Arrested in Widespread Medicaid Fraud Scheme in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia, here

WASHINGTON - More than 20 people, including operators of home care agencies and nurse staffing agencies, office workers, and personal care assistants, were arrested today following investigations into fraudulent billing practices in the home health care industry.

Thu, 02/20/2014