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Kentucky Woman Pleads Guilty to Defrauding SSA and Identity Theft

Date: 
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. 

Date: 
Tue, 02/25/2014

Connecticut Man Sentenced to Probation for Illegally Receiving Social Security Benefits

Date: 
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

Date: 
Mon, 02/24/2014

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

Date: 
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.

Date: 
Thu, 02/20/2014

Former SSA Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Social Security Beneficiaries

Date: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Article from AL.com here

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A former employee of the Social Security Administration office in Birmingham at a hearing Tuesday pleaded guilty to stealing information and benefits.

 Tabaris Archie Brown, 35, of Montgomery, entered a guilty plea at a hearing Tuesday morning before U.S. District Judge Karon O. Bowdre. Federal public defender Glennon Threatt is representing Brown. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tamarra Matthews Johnson is prosecuting the case. 

Date: 
Wed, 02/19/2014

Washington Investigators Locate Deceased Man’s Body during Social Security Fraud Investigation

Date: 
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Article from the Gazette-Tribune here

The investigation of a possible Social Security fraud by an Oroville area man led to the discovery of his father’s dead body buried 16 miles northeast of Ellisforde.

Date: 
Tue, 02/18/2014

Georgia Woman Arraigned for Social Security Fraud

Date: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Press Release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Georgia:

ATLANTA - Cathy Thomas has been arraigned in federal court on charges arising out of a scheme to obtain benefits that should have been used for a disabled, mentally incompetent beneficiary.  

Date: 
Tue, 02/11/2014

Ohio Woman Charged with Stealing $210,000 in Social Security Payments

Date: 
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Article from WKYC.com here

CLEVELAND -- A Bedford Heights woman was charged with stealing and converting to her own use approximately $210,510 in Social Security payments made to her father after his death, said U.S. Attorney Steven M. Dettelbach. 

Gloria F. Vaughn, 71, was charged in a criminal information with one count of theft of government property. 

Date: 
Tue, 02/18/2014

Alaska Man Sentenced for Social Security Fraud

Date: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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

Anchorage, Alaska – United States Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that William S. Stemmons, 31, of Wasilla, was sentenced to five years of probation for committing fraud against the Social Security Administration.

Date: 
Tue, 02/11/2014

Maine Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Supplemental Security Income

Date: 
Monday, February 10, 2014

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

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Laura Mathieu, 50, of Oakland, Maine, pled guilty to stealing more than $1,000 in Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) benefits from the Social Security Administration (“SSA”). SSI benefits are paid to, among others, people who are disabled and have low income and few resources.

Date: 
Mon, 02/10/2014

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