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No Defense for Ignorance

There is a saying that ignorance of the law is no excuse for committing a crime. A grandmother from Massachusetts will soon find out how that defense holds up in court. She faces 10 years in prison for committing Social Security fraud. Shirley Daley, of...

Customer Disservice

A judge recently sentenced a California-based Social Security Administration employee to 15 months in federal prison for committing Social Security fraud. She must also repay $176,000 – the amount she stole from 10 Social Security beneficiaries. (The very people she was paid to help). It’s...

Not Above the Law

Even beauty queens and media commentators are not spared the penalty for defrauding government programs. Karyn Turk, a media commentator and former Mrs. Florida 2016, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of Social Security fraud and was sentenced by a U.S. magistrate in Florida...

Life of Crime – Revoked!

For law-abiding citizens, it can be hard to understand why someone would repeatedly take the risk of committing crimes. A Florida man is getting plenty of time to think about that as he serves time in federal prison for committing Social Security fraud. The 57-year-old...

Pushing Buttons

Technology is amazing. With the push of a button, lots of good things can be accomplished. For example, with just one push of a crosswalk button, busy intersections become parking lots for 30 seconds so pedestrians can walk safely across the road. By pushing...

Trouble with the In-Laws

The relationship between mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law can be prickly. When they don’t get along, family relationships across the board can be affected. If the mother-in-law of today’s fraudster was still living, my guess is that their relationship would probably not be so good. If...

Plain and Simple

The Social Security Administration (SSA) makes it plain and simple to understand the terms under which a qualified individual can receive Social Security disability benefits. The bottom line is that an individual must have a medical disability that prevents the claimant from having gainful...

Fraud is Depressing

If left untreated, depression can have some serious consequences such as poor job or school performance, self-injury, or even suicide. Today, we look at a St. Louis, Missouri woman who purportedly used depression as an excuse to receive Social Security disability benefits. She’s now...

Technicalities

The Social Security Administration’s (SSA) “Blue Book,” lists both physical and mental impairments that qualify an individual to receive Social Security disability benefits (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). (There are actually 14 categories to qualify under, however deception is not considered to be...

Stretching a Dollar

If you’re thinking about living abroad while collecting Social Security benefits, it’s best to check with the Social Security Administration (SSA) Payments Abroad Screening Tool to see if you qualify before heading off to another country. An Ellenville, New York man continued to collect...
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