Local News | Mill Creek couple plead guilty in Social Security fraud scam | Seattle Times Newspaper

Part of the process we use in taking on new clients in the social security disability process is to have potential clients come in and tell their story. Attorneys work on a contingency basis in Social Security cases and trying to get benefits for someone that does not deserve them is more frustrating than dealing with the 18 month process it takes to get to a hearing before an administrative law judge.

After he turned 18, using the fictitious identity, he applied for disability payments.At numerous interviews, George, claiming to be Fisher, said he was profoundly disabled and could not work.In October 2010, Roxanne George claimed to be a neighbor of Fishers and verified that he never worked, could not work and could not drive, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office.She said that Fisher had $100 in his bank account, when, in fact, Anthony George bought and sold used cars, lived in a $430,000 home and had more than $10,000 in his bank account, the U.S. Attorneys Office said in a news release.During in-home visits and in documents, the couple also pretended to be brother and sister. Between 1996 and 2010, Roxanne George fraudulently obtained $67,510 in food, health-care and financial-assistance benefits from the state of Washington.

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