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Multiple People Charged With Selling Childrens' Identities to Cheat on Taxes

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Article from The Inquirer here

A former social worker and three employees of a residential-care facility for the disabled have been charged with selling the identities of children in their care to help others cheat on their taxes - a scheme U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger described Thursday as "truly despicable."

Tue, 07/01/2014

Iowa Man Charged with SSN Misuse and Identity Theft

Friday, June 27, 2014

From the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa:

Ronald Dwaine Carnes, 69, from Waterloo, Iowa, has been charged with four counts of Social Security fraud, two counts of identity theft, and one count of being a felon and fugitive from justice in possession of a firearm. The charges are contained in an Indictment filed on July 22, 2014, in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids.

Fri, 06/27/2014

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