Strengthen the Integrity and Protection of the Social Security Number

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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

Massachusetts Man Sentenced for Fraud and Collecting Section 8 Housing Funds

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

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

BOSTON – A Dominican national living in Medway was sentenced today for fraudulently receiving more than $120,000 in federal housing funds and identity fraud.

Tue, 06/03/2014

Husband and Wife Sentenced to Prison for Booster Club Scandal

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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. 

Tue, 05/20/2014

West Virginia Woman Faces Multiple Fraud Charges Including Social Security Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

Thursday, April 3, 2014

 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.

Thu, 04/03/2014

Improper Use of Children's Social Security Numbers

Monday, March 31, 2014

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.

Mon, 03/31/2014

Arkansas Man Pleads Guilty to Using Others' SSNs in Check Fraud Scheme

Thursday, March 27, 2014

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.

The entire article can be found in the attached PDF.

Thu, 03/27/2014

Former Elementary School Nurse Arrested for Tax Fraud and Identity Theft

Thursday, January 30, 2014

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. 

Thu, 01/30/2014