Reduce Improper Payments and Increase Overpayment Recoveries

Boston Woman Pleads Guilty to Deceased Payee Fraud and Tax Evasion

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.

Mon, 09/22/2014

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

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.

Wed, 09/17/2014

New York Man Indicted on Charges of Supplemental Security Income Fraud

Monday, September 15, 2014

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr., announced today that a federal grand jury has indicted Ari Elias Baum, 30, of Buffalo, N.Y., on charges of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits fraud, theft of government property, and making a material false statement. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Mon, 09/15/2014

New York Man Impersonates Deceased Twin Brother to Fraudulenty Collect Benefits

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Press Release from the Office of the Welfare Inspector General here

New York State Acting Welfare Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott and Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown today announced the arrest of a Queens man who was charged with defrauding federal, state and city government agencies of more than $581,000 in welfare benefits from 1994 to 2013. He allegedly did so by impersonating his twin brother, who died in 1962 shortly after his birth. 

Tue, 09/09/2014

Texas Grave Digger Pleads Guilty to $150,000 Social Security Disability Fraud

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Guatemozin Garcia, 59, of Alice, has pleaded guilty to fraudulently receiving Social Security disability benefits, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Thu, 08/28/2014