Strengthen the Integrity and Protection of the Social Security Number

Audit By Issue Slug: 

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

Former SSA Employee Sentenced to 39 Months in Prison for ID Theft and Tax Evasion

Monday, January 13, 2014

From the US Attorney's Office, District of Rhode Island, here

Randolph Hurst, 50, of West Warwick R.I., a former Assistant District Manager for the Social Security Administration in Rhode Island, was sentenced Friday to 39 months in federal prison for stealing the identity of a Coventry, R.I., man and using his identity to fraudulently sell more than $160,000 worth of stock certificates belonging to the victim, and for failing to pay $61,999 in taxes owed the IRS. 

Mon, 01/13/2014

Processing Internal Revenue Service Alerts for Supplemental Security Income Recipients

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides cash assistance to people who are aged, blind, or disabled and whose income and resources are limited. Since SSI eligibility is based on need, SSA must be aware of any changes in recipients’ income or resources.

Thu, 12/26/2013

Boston Woman Charged with SSN Misuse

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Article from Eagle-Tribune here

A Lawrence woman was charged yesterday with misusing a Social Security number.

Kernia Avalo De Mejia, 28, was indicted for misusing a Social Security number in connection with renting apartments in the greater Lawrence area under a stolen identity. This indictment was part of a larger investigation into drug trafficking by illegal aliens in the Lawrence-Methuen area.

Tue, 12/17/2013

Maine Woman Sentenced to Jail for Using Son's SSN

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Article from Bangor Daily News here

A Brunswick woman was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to two weeks in jail followed by three years of supervised release for using her son’s Social Security number to obtain credit and hide her income to continue receiving welfare benefits.

Wed, 12/11/2013