Over A Decade of Lies

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Many things in life require a long-term commitment; for example, let’s say you have a particular interest in collecting restored cars. Unless you are rolling in money, it would be a little difficult to arrive at an auction and purchase 10 restored beauties in one day. Rather, your collection would build up through a series of auctions and deals over time. According to a WABI.tv article, the same policy applies to fraud – the best collections build over a period of time, that is, until the feds come crashing through your door.

A Mainer found himself in some wicked trouble as his Social Security fraud of nearly 15 years came to a crashing halt. His plan targeted the Social Security Administration (SSA), where he provided false information to receive benefits. (You always have to start somewhere – perhaps with an old Mustang or Camaro, or even a lie to the Feds.)Source: Today’s ”Fraud of the Day” is based on an article titled, ”Columbia Falls Man Sentenced for Social Security Fraud,” published by WABI.tv on February 11, 2013.

A 51-year-old Maine man is going to prison for lying to the Social Security Administration so he could fraudulently receive benefits.

Anthony Dinsmore of Columbia Falls was found guilty last March of theft of Supplemental Security Income benefits. U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty II announced Monday that federal Judge John Woodcock sentenced Dinsmore to two years, three months in prison and ordered him to pay nearly $20,000 in restitution.

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Larry Benson
Larry Benson is currently the Director of Strategic Alliances for Revenue Discovery and Recovery at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In this role, Benson is responsible for developing partnerships for the tax and revenue and child support enforcement verticals. He focuses on embedded companies that have a need for third-party analytics to enhance their current offerings.