Social Security Disability scam uncovered in Warren County, New Jersey

by lmallernee | June 8th, 2012

A New Jersey couple was sentenced Wednesday for a fraudulent Social Security Disability payment scheme, reports

The 44-year-old man of Hackettstown, New Jersey, was sentenced to six months in prison, six months of home confinement, and three years of supervised release. His 43-year-old wife was sentenced to two years’ probation and 100 hours of community service.

According to court records, in 1999, the husband filed for disability insurance benefits with the Social Security Administration (SSA). He claimed that he was unable to work due to a back injury. Per filing the application, he agreed to notify the SSA if there was an improvement in his medical condition or if he regained the ability to work.

In 2005, the husband was the project superintendent for 160 Broadway Concrete, a sub-contractor at a high-rise construction project in New Jersey.

The husband failed to report his return to work, and he and his wife filed a joint federal income tax return which claimed the Broadway Concrete income was for work she performed.

In addition to their prison term and community service, the husband and wife were ordered to pay back $101,753 to the Social Security Administration and to forfeit $98,000 involved in illegal financial transactions. These obligations were paid in full at the proceedings.

If you or someone you know needs help with back pain and Social Security Disability benefits, contact the Social Security Disability lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin.

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