Strengthen the Integrity and Protection of the Social Security Number

Dominican National Convicted of Stealing SSN to Obtain Benefits

Date: 
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A Dominican man was convicted today of stealing a U.S. citizen’s social security number to obtain benefits.

Pablo M. Severino, of Lynn, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to aggravated identity theft, theft of public money and using another’s social security number to obtain benefits.

Date: 
Tue, 09/24/2013

Connecticut Man Charged with Collecting $7,000 in Unemployment Benefits Using a Stolen SSN

Date: 
Friday, September 20, 2013

A New Haven man was arrested today and charged with collecting more than $7,000 in Unemployment Compensation benefits, including money he received by filing claims using another man’s Social Security number.

BOBBY JOE McKNIGHT, also known as BOBBY JOE McKENZIE, age 52, of 306 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven, was charged with two counts each of Larceny in the First Degree by Defrauding a Public Community and Unemployment Compensation Fraud, and one count of Identity Theft in the Third Degree.

Date: 
Fri, 09/20/2013

Former SSA Employee Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft

Date: 
Friday, September 20, 2013

 A former assistant district manager for the Social Security Administration in Rhode Island agreed to plead guilty to stealing a Coventry’s man identity and selling his stock certificates.

Randolph Hurst, 50, of West Warwick filed a plea agreement on Wednesday that stated he will plead guilty to one count each of aggravated identity theft, transportation of stolen securities and tax evasion, as well as two counts of mail fraud.

Date: 
Fri, 09/20/2013

18 People Arrested for Involvement in ID Theft Scheme That Used Stolen SSNs

Date: 
Friday, September 13, 2013

Joseph H. Hogsett, the United States Attorney, announced today the arrest of eighteen defendants for their alleged involvement in a scheme that involved the use of stolen Social Security Numbers (SSNs) surreptitiously marketed as Credit Profile Numbers (CPNs) to fraudulently apply for dozens of car loans.

Date: 
Fri, 09/13/2013

Employers Who Report Wages with Significant Errors in the Employee Name and Social Security Number

Date: 
Friday, August 9, 2013

Because SSA calculates future benefit payments based on the earnings an individual has accumulated over his/her lifetime, it is critical that the Agency accurately record those earnings.

Date: 
Fri, 08/09/2013

Miami Woman Sentenced in Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Scheme

Date: 
Monday, July 15, 2013

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Michael J. DePalma, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), Tom Caul, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General (SSA-OIG), and Steven Steinberg, Chief, Aventura Police Department, announced today that Natoya Mashea Handy, 30, of Miami, was sentenced for her participation in a tax refund scheme using stolen identities to convert government monies for her own use.

Date: 
Mon, 07/15/2013

Social Security Payments Go Paperless: Protecting Seniors from Fraud and Confusion

Date: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Good afternoon, Chairman Nelson, Ranking Member Collins, and members of the Committee. It is a pleasure to appear before you, and I thank you for the invitation to testify. Today, we are discussing the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) transition to electronic payments and related concerns, including identity thieves’ fraudulent redirection of Social Security benefits. 

Date: 
Wed, 06/19/2013

Fourteen 7-Eleven Stores Seized, Nine Charged in Illegal Immigration Scheme in N.Y. and Va.

Date: 
Monday, June 17, 2013

BROOKLYN, NY – Earlier today, two indictments were unsealed charging eight men and one woman from Long Island, New York, with conspiring to commit wire fraud, stealing identities, and concealing and harboring illegal immigrants employed at 7-Eleven franchise stores located throughout Long Island and Virginia.

Date: 
Mon, 06/17/2013

Colorado Man Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison for Identity Fraud and other Charges

Date: 
Thursday, June 13, 2013

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that William Lyman Agnew, 55, of Cripple Creek, Colo., was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge Tom Stagg, to 51 months in prison with three years supervised release for identity fraud, passport fraud, possession of stolen goods, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Date: 
Thu, 06/13/2013

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