Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"Operation Rain Check" Nabs Michigan Fraudsters

The Chicago Tribune reports that in Western Michigan, authorities have nabbed more than 200 Muskegon-area residents that are accused of cashing duplicated Social Security disability checks and defrauding the federal government of more than $400,000. The suspects were identified during a 10-month investigation code-named "Operation Rain Check." Investigators say many cashed duplicate Social Security checks after claiming the originals were stolen or lost. Some were collecting checks for other people as "representative payees."

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