A 61-year-old Long Beach woman was among 22 people recently charged with defrauding the Social Security Administration out of $2.6 million by illegally receiving cash benefits, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Most of the defendants allegedly took Social Security benefits meant for relatives after they died and failed to alert the agency that the actual beneficiary passed away, a release stated.
Authorities are reminding the public to take precautions against fraud this holiday season, as reports have identified a surge in domestic and international fraud schemes, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).
Long Beach resident Crystal Taiwana Buck, 40, was one of four Southland residents sentenced Monday for her role in a telemarketing operation known as 21 Century Legal Services, among other names, that defrauded more than 4,000 homeowners across the country, many of whom lost their homes to foreclosure, a DOJ release stated.
Eight people have been indicted for allegedly falsely billing a California state program for alcohol and drug treatment services that, in many cases, weren’t provided to high school and middle school students in Long Beach, the Department of Justice announced today.
Two brothers were sentenced to two and a half years in prison today for illegally and falsely inflating the prices of more than 12 Long Beach waterfront condominium properties between 2005 and 2007, according to documents from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
A law firm has filed two lawsuits against the former owner of Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, who was implicated in a multi-million dollar workers’ compensation scam affecting some 300 people.
John J. Packard of Long Beach pleaded guilty today at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana in an alleged $110M property Ponzi scheme that included mail fraud.
A Long Beach man was sentenced to serve 30 months in prison yesterday and pay nearly $1.5 million in restitution for his role in a Medicare scheme, according to Department of Justice officials.
Federal authorities are still searching for a Long Beach man who they say assisted in a scheme to steal identities and file false tax returns.
The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) have released the photo of a person suspected to be responsible for multiple acts of fraud and are seeking the public’s help in possibly identifying the subject.