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Some Strings Attached

The Social Security Administration (SSA) presents a sobering statistic about becoming disabled. Apparently, more than one in four of today’s 20-year-olds is expected to become disabled before reaching the age of 67. Thankfully, the SSA can help in the event an individual becomes unable...

Fraudulently Impaired

Individuals certified as mentally impaired can qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Today’s “Fraud of the Day” takes a look at an Eastern Kentucky lawyer, who conspired with a psychologist and a judge to steal hundreds of millions of dollars in disability benefits from...

Bad Acting

Good actors can make you believe they are actually experiencing what their character is going through. They also have the ability to surprise their audience. A couple from Montgomery, Alabama starred in a government-funded Social Security fraud scheme, but did not bring home an...

Not a Peep

DORIS S. PITCHER, age 66, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, pled guilty before U.S. District Judge James J. Brady to theft of government funds, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641. As a result of her conviction, PITCHER faces a potential prison term of up to ten years as well as restitution.

Flirting with Fraud

The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to disabled or blind adults and children who have limited income and resources. SSI also provides monthly benefits for individuals 65-years-old and older who are not disabled, but meet the financial limits. A...

Confined by Fraud

The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to disabled adults and children with limited income and resources. But there are a few things that applicants must reveal when filling out the form to qualify for benefits. A Malden, Massachusetts woman left...

Part of the Solution

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on a Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General press release entitled, “Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to $234,000 Government Theft.” A Patrick County, Virginia man, who stole more than $230,000 from the Social Security Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services in disability benefits to which he was not entitled, pleaded guilty in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Danville.

Protecting the Public Purse

You might be surprised what people will do to keep collecting a monthly check from the federal government. One common way that people steal benefits they don’t deserve is by failing to report the death of a loved one to the Social Security Administration...

Feigning Fraudsters

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides financial assistance for individuals who can no longer work due to a physical or mental disability or unexpected illness. It also pays benefits to spouses and children provided that the person has worked long enough to have paid...

Family Heritage

Social Security benefits are synonymous with economic security for millions of Americans. Beneficiaries include those who are retired, disabled, or the families of retired, disabled or deceased workers. Today’s fraud article tells the story of a Charleston, West Virginia man, who committed Social Security...
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