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Indiana Man Charged with Committing Social Security Fraud

Date: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Federal prosecutors have charged a Patriot man with fraud after they say he unlawfully received more than $50,000 in Social Security benefits.

Prosecutors filed the charges against Willard Napier, 65, after an investigation by the Social Security Administration.

Date: 
Wed, 11/09/2011

Former Inmate Receives 144 Month Sentence for Role in Identity Theft Scheme

Date: 
Monday, November 7, 2011

A former inmate has been sentenced in federal court in East St. Louis to a 144 month term in prison following his plea of guilty to participating in an identity theft scheme while incarcerated.. Danwine Dewayne Renard, 47, formerly of the Missouri Department of Corrections, was also ordered to pay $122,943.72 in restitution and a $49,000 forfeiture judgment. Following service of the term of imprisonment, Renard will serve a five year term of supervised release.

Date: 
Mon, 11/07/2011

Man Pleads Guilty to Falsely Receiving $120,000 in Benefits

Date: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

PORTLAND, Maine — A native of Antigua pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to myriad counts that stemmed from his false claim to be a U.S. citizen.

Besouro Abdul Zagon, 52, aka Donald Benjamin, pleaded guilty to seven charges including aggravated identity theft, passport fraud and theft of student aid, health care benefits and nutrition assistance.

By pleading guilty, Zagon admitted receiving more than $120,000 in federal aid illegally.

Date: 
Wed, 11/09/2011

Pennsylvania Man Convicted on Charge of Stealing $38,000 in Benefits from SSA

Date: 
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Steven Prejean, 56, of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, was convicted yesterday of stealing approximately $38,000 in benefits from the Social Security Administration. After a two-day trial in Harrisburg before United States Senior District Judge Sylvia H. Rambo, a Middle District of Pennsylvania jury took little more than an hour to find Prejean guilty on the single charge.
 
Date: 
Thu, 10/27/2011

Florida Woman Pleads Guilty to Cashing Dead Mother's Social Security Checks

Date: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2011

In three months, a south Fort Myers woman will learn her fate after admitting she cashed her deceased mother’s Social Security checks and concealed her death from authorities.

The maximum prison sentence Gail Andrews could receive is 15 years, according to court documents, along with a fine of not more than $250,000 for each of her two counts. The 62-year-old Andrews pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to cashing $73,715.70 of her mother’s Social Security checks.

Date: 
Tue, 11/01/2011

Minnesota Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing $45,000 in Social Security Benefits

Date: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A 50-year-old woman from southern Minnesota recently pleaded guilty to stealing more than $45,000 in Social Security benefits. The woman admitted that she made a false statement to SSA to determine if she was eligible to receive SSI benefits on behalf of her two disabled sons; she failed to disclose her then-husband was living with her and was earning wages.

Date: 
Tue, 10/25/2011

Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

Date: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Florida man pled guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. The man faces a maximum sentence of not less than 2 years and not more than 22 years, and fines of up to $500,000.

Date: 
Wed, 10/26/2011

New Jersey Man Sentenced to Prison for Bankruptcy Fraud and Social Security Fraud

Date: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Bergen County, N.J., man who admitted to testifying falsely under oath to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New Jersey and to misusing a Social Security number that was not assigned to him was sentenced  to 12 months in federal prison.

Date: 
Wed, 10/19/2011

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