Reduce Improper Payments and Increase Overpayment Recoveries

Maryland Woman Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Social Security Benefit Checks

Date: 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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

Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Yolando Guerrero, age 59, of Laurel, Maryland today to a year and a day in prison followed by three years of supervised release for theft of government property. Judge Messitte also entered an order that Guerrero pay restitution of $335,197.

Date: 
Wed, 08/06/2014

Missouri Man Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Deceased Mother's Social Security Benefits

Date: 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

 Press Release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Missouri, here

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Liberty, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for stealing $84,137 by spending his deceased mother’s Social Security benefits. 

Date: 
Wed, 07/23/2014

Connecticut Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Social Security Disability Benefits

Date: 
Monday, July 14, 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 JOSEPH LUCA, 68, of Meriden, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to federal theft and tax offenses.

Date: 
Mon, 07/14/2014

Maine Man Gets 5 Years of Probation for Hiding Income from SSA

Date: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Article from Bangor Daily News here

BANGOR, Maine — An Augusta man who sold 10 of his OxyContin pills each month and used the money to buy the next month’s prescription was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to five years of probation for not reporting the illegal income to the Social Security office.

Date: 
Tue, 07/01/2014

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