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Living a Lie

If a gene existed that determined selfishness, fraudsters would have it. A Lansdale, Pennsylvania man carried out an extremely selfish scheme involving the theft of a deceased infant’s identity. He not only lived a lie every day of his life for 21 years under...

Roaming Buffalos

A Buffalo, New York man has pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the Social Security Administration (SSA) concerning his eligibility to receive disability benefits. The man engaged in Social Security fraud by knowingly and illegitimately claiming benefits while out of the country...

Living Arrangements

Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a program administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), helps disabled Americans meet their basic financial needs. As you might expect there are many requirements that must be met in order to receive SSI benefits, one of which is living arrangements. An Effingham,...

Routine Traffic Stop

The Bureau of Justice Statistics states that the most common reason for coming in contact with a police officer is a routine traffic stop. The agency reports that U.S. residents, age 16 or older who had contact with police in 2015 totaled 53.5 million....

Coming Clean

Confessing involvement in a fraudulent scheme is really hard when an individual has been involved in the deception for many years. (Sometimes, as time goes by, perpetrators rationalize that they deserve the funds and the things they are stealing from their victim.)  It took...

A 27-Year “Mistake”

An Ohio man pleaded guilty in 2019 to Social Security Fraud after spending his mother’s social security checks for 27 years after she died… and before the Social Security Administration (SSA) finally discovered and stopped his scheme in 2017. (Is anyone else concerned that...

Fraud Across the Border

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides benefits to disabled adults and children with limited income and resources through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. (The program is funded by general tax revenues paid, or in other words, by you and I.) An Orono, Maine...

The Rest of the Story

Booker T. Washington is credited with saying, “Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” This quote rings true for today’s fraudster, a clinical psychologist, who partnered with a West Virginia judge and 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...

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.
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