Aug 4, 2018

Don't Do That!

Between December 2014 and July 2018, the government says, Nicholas Pao collected almost $100,000 in Social Security benefits.
The problem? The government alleges not only were they not his benefits, but that Pao, 37, abused his job with the Social Security Administration to get them. ...
Prosecutors said Pao, a technical claims expert at the agency's local office, used his credentials to access at least five individual accounts and make changes that caused them to be issued additional benefits.
Pao would change the beneficiaries' mailing addresses to that of a residence near him, from which he collected the Direct Express benefit debit cards mailed out by SSA, an investigator wrote in a criminal complaint. ...

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