Strengthen the Integrity and Protection of the Social Security Number

SSN Misuse: Family of Five Fraudulently Receives Survivors’ Benefits

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

An applicant for a liquor license used two SSNs, one of which contained death information. An investigation conducted by our Greensboro, NC office revealed that the man’s five family members fraudulently received Title II survivor’s benefits based on the SSN containing the death information.

The fraudulent entitlement to the survivors’ benefits, which started in 2001, resulted in an incorrect payment to the family of over $98,000.

Wed, 08/31/2011

Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Orchestrating Scheme to Steal Government Funds

Thursday, July 10, 2014

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

Boston – A Florida man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Worcester today to participating in a scheme to steal more than $110,000 from the federal government.

Sniders Jean-Jacques, 26, of Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., pleaded guilty to theft of public money. In June 2014, Jean-Jacques was charged in a felony information. Sentencing is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 at 2:30 pm.

Thu, 07/10/2014

Multiple People Charged With Selling Childrens' Identities to Cheat on Taxes

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Article from The Inquirer here

A former social worker and three employees of a residential-care facility for the disabled have been charged with selling the identities of children in their care to help others cheat on their taxes - a scheme U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger described Thursday as "truly despicable."

Tue, 07/01/2014

Iowa Man Charged with SSN Misuse and Identity Theft

Friday, June 27, 2014

Article from the Iowa City Press-Citizen here

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Convicted armed robber Ronald Dwaine Carnes eluded authorities for nearly 41 years after escaping from a North Carolina prison. But with the help of facial recognition technology, investigators say he's been caught living in northeastern Iowa under the identities of two 5-year-old boys who died in the 1940s. 

Fri, 06/27/2014

Massachusetts Man Found Guilty of Using Fake SSNs to Receive Unemployment Benefits

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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

BOSTON – Former Peabody man found guilty of purchasing false identity documents and receiving unemployment benefits.

Following a three-day trial, Renato de la Cruz, 40, was convicted of theft of public money, use of a falsely obtained Social Security Number, and aggravated identity theft. U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns scheduled sentencing for Oct. 14, 2014.

Wed, 06/25/2014

Long-time Fugitive Arrested for Aggravated Identity Theft and SSN Misuse

Friday, June 20, 2014

United States Attorney Karen L. Loeffler, announced the arrest of Joseph Keenan May, 60, on identity theft charges. May, of Eagle River and Houston, Alaska, has been wanted for capital sexual battery in Brandenton, Florida, since 1991. He has been the subject of a federal warrant charging unlawful flight to avoid prosecution since 1993. According to the indictment, May has been living under the identity of a stepbrother, Michael Camp, who died in his teens in the 1970s in Pennsylvania. May is a former deputy sheriff in Manatee County, Florida.

Fri, 06/20/2014