Strengthen the Integrity and Protection of the Social Security Number
Kendall and Bill Clemons and Cheryl Patrick received punishment for their part in the Tyger Bingo scandal.
While Kendall Clemons was telling the Social Security Administration she was unable to work, she was collecting $300 a week as bookkeeper for the Mansfield Tyger All Sports Booster Club.
“She said all she could do was sit in front of the window and watch traffic go by,” Richland County Common Pleas Judge James DeWeese said Monday.
Article from WOWKTV here
A former West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) employee has been indicted by a federal grand jury.
Shannon Collins, 41, of Logan, West Virginia is charged with 35 counts of mail fraud, access device fraud, social security fraud and aggravated identity theft.
As part of the Annual Wage Reporting process, the Social Security Administration (SSA) verifies the names and SSNs on Wage and Tax Statements (Form W-2) to ensure the reported name and SSN is accurate before SSA posts the information from the W-2 to the Master Earnings File.
A 34-year-old Little Rock man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to five charges accusing him of possessing counterfeit checks and using other peoples’ names and Social Security numbers in 2012 to obtain cable television services and a $6,000 loan.
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Article from Arkansas Online here
A former Searcy elementary school nurse wanted for wire fraud and identity theft has been arrested in Missouri by federal authorities, a U.S. attorney said in a statement Thursday.
From the US Attorney's Office, District of Rhode Island, here
Randolph Hurst, 50, of West Warwick R.I., a former Assistant District Manager for the Social Security Administration in Rhode Island, was sentenced Friday to 39 months in federal prison for stealing the identity of a Coventry, R.I., man and using his identity to fraudulently sell more than $160,000 worth of stock certificates belonging to the victim, and for failing to pay $61,999 in taxes owed the IRS.
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides cash assistance to people who are aged, blind, or disabled and whose income and resources are limited. Since SSI eligibility is based on need, SSA must be aware of any changes in recipients’ income or resources.
Article from Eagle-Tribune here
A Lawrence woman was charged yesterday with misusing a Social Security number.
Kernia Avalo De Mejia, 28, was indicted for misusing a Social Security number in connection with renting apartments in the greater Lawrence area under a stolen identity. This indictment was part of a larger investigation into drug trafficking by illegal aliens in the Lawrence-Methuen area.