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Social Security Fraud

Dozens Of FDNY, NYPD Retirees Charged In Massive Fraud Case

AP | COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — One retired police officer who told the government he was too psychologically damaged to work ran a martial arts studio, prosecutors...

Massive Social Security Fraud Case

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 10.21.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Federal authorities had arrested at least 68 people and were seeking seven more Wednesday in a multimillion dollar Socia...

Cops: They Cashed In On Mom's Death For 30 Years

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.26.2012 | Money

Marie Jost of Wisconsin has been missing for 30 years. But that has not stopped relatives from allegedly cashing her Social Security checks, reports s...

Police Take Out Dozens In Raid On Mexican Restaurant Chain

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2012 | Crime

By Susan Guyett INDIANAPOLIS, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Indiana police arrested 38 suspects and began serving arrest warrants for more than ...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Cut To Social Security Fraud Program Could Cost Billions

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican push to cut Social Security integrity efforts by $750 million could end up costing $6 billion in increased waste and fraud,...

Texas Man Allegedly Steals $200k Cashing In Dead Mom's Social Security

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.03.2012 | Money

Willie Mae Shaughnesy died in 1984, according to Texas state records. But that didn't stop the government from sending her Social Security checks, and...

Man Sentenced For Dressing As Dead Mom To Keep Her House, Collect Social Security

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.21.2012 | Crime

NEW YORK -- A man who dressed up as his mother in a bizarre real estate fraud that involved doctoring her death certificate and cashing her Social Sec...

How A Man Faked His Own Death & Collected $400K

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 05.16.2012 | Los Angeles

Santiago Carrasco brings a whole new meaning to the term "dead man walking." Carrasco and his wife Rosa pleaded guilty Tuesday to faking Santiago's...

High School Student Wrongly Declared Dead, Says College Is On Hold

Posted 08.06.2012 | College

HARVARD, NE -- High school senior Corbin Russell's hope for a student loan turned into a fight for his life. This isn't the case for all. Russell, ...

Republicans Target Social Security Fraud

AP | By ANDREW MIGA | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fourteen Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee want more scrutiny of how the Social Security Administration oversees benefit...

Eleanor Goldberg

Why Thieves Are Stealing Childhood Cancer Victims' Identities

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.18.2011 | Impact

After their 4-year-old daughter lost her valiant, 33-month fight to brain cancer, the Agins were overwhelmed with grief and medical bills. The mournin...

3 Suspects Face New Charges In Philly Basement Captive Case

AP | By PATRICK WALTERS | Posted 12.28.2011 | Impact

By PATRICK WALTERS, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA -- Three suspects arrested in an alleged Social Security fraud plot in which police say mentally ...

Cops: Family Left 70-Year-Old Woman To Die After A Fall, Went Out For Pizza

Posted 11.07.2011 | Chicago

After her 70-year-old sister fell, police allege that a Madison woman and her son left her on the floor without aid. When she died two days later as a...

Grandmother Made $120,000 In Social Security Fraud Scheme

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.29.2011 | Home

Mary Alice Austin wasn't exactly stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, but she was using the money to feed her five grandchildren. The 67-...

Former Rhodes Scholar And Beauty Queen Pleads Guilty To Fraud In Alaska

AP | MARY PEMBERTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Rachel Yould is a former Rhodes scholar who took on a new identity under a federal program that helps rape and domestic viol...