Reduce Improper Payments and Increase Overpayment Recoveries

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SSA's Representative Payee Program

Date: 
Tuesday, September 9, 2003

Good morning, Chairman Craig, Ranking Member Breaux, and members of the Senate Special Committee on Aging. I want to commend you for holding this important hearing today on the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Representative Payee Program. I want to discuss the current program’s deficiencies, our work in the area, and the ways we think legislation can help us improve safeguards in the Representative Payment Program.

Date: 
Tue, 09/09/2003

Employment Eligibility Verification Systems

Date: 
Thursday, June 7, 2007

Good morning, Chairman McNulty, Mr. Johnson, and members of the Subcommittee. It's a pleasure to be here today to provide the Social Security Administration (SSA), Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) perspective on Employment Eligibility Verification Systems (EEVS).

Date: 
Thu, 06/07/2007

Maryland Pastor Charged with Social Security Theft and Tax Fraud

Date: 
Monday, February 6, 2012

The pastor of a church near North East is facing tax fraud and theft charges after an investigation by police and a federal agency, prosecutors confirmed over the weekend.

Woodrow John Fannin, 63, of the unit block of Indian Road near North East, is charged with theft scheme to steal more than $10,000 and less than $100,000 and willfully filing a false tax return, according to Cecil County Circuit Court records.

Date: 
Mon, 02/06/2012

Mummified Body Found in Kentucky Trash Can

Date: 
Thursday, February 2, 2012

A death investigation is underway in Lexington after police found a badly decomposed body inside a herbie trash can Wednesday afternoon.

The discovery was made around 1:30 p.m. in a wooded area on Fortune Drive, right outside Kentucky Uniforms, a company that makes police uniforms.

Investigators said they were acting on a tip regarding a person missing since last December, when they found the body, which was described as being in a mummified state.

Date: 
Thu, 02/02/2012

Former Ash Flat Tax Return Preparers Sentenced on Multiple Charges

Date: 
Friday, January 27, 2012

Christopher R. Thyer, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, announced today that James Bruce Morris, age 66, and Karen Sue Morris, age 49, tax return preparers who for several years operated B. Morris Ltd. in Ash Flat, Arkansas, were sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright. James Morris was ordered to serve 48 months in prison and his wife, Karen Morris, was sentenced to serve 24 months in prison. Each was sentenced to 3 years of supervision following their terms of imprisonment.

Date: 
Fri, 01/27/2012

Woman Sentenced to Jail for Committing Social Security Fraud

Date: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A federal judge sentenced an Amarillo woman Wednesday to nearly two years in prison and ordered her to pay more than $90,000 in restitution for Social Security fraud.

Katherine Faye Washington, 56, continued to receive Social Security Widow’s Benefits while concealing that she had remarried after her first husband’s death, the plea agreement said.

U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson sentenced Washington to 21 months in prison and ordered her to pay $90,482.60 in restitution, court records show.

Date: 
Wed, 01/25/2012

Four Pennsylvanian Men Charged in Tax-Fraud Scheme

Date: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment today charging four Philadelphia men in a fraud scheme that misused Social Security numbers to prepare and file false tax returns.

The superseding indictment charged Jonathan Brownlee, 27, with additional counts and added three co-defendants. (Brownlee was intially charged last February with filing false claims on tax returns.)

Date: 
Wed, 01/25/2012

Caregiver for Founding Member of Monsour Medical Center Charged with Committing Social Security Fraud

Date: 
Thursday, January 26, 2012

A caregiver for one of four founding brothers of the now-defunct Monsour Medical Center was arraigned on Wednesday on charges she diverted $340,000 from the 95-year-old doctor's accounts into her personal accounts.

Maureen A. Becker, 58, of 521 Mountain View Road, Fairfield, was charged with theft and receiving stolen property in connection with funds that disappeared from the accounts of Dr. Robert Monsour between January 2008 and March 2011.

Date: 
Thu, 01/26/2012

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