Categorized | News

Welfare fraud crackdown continues

MEDIA RELEASE

Prosecuting Attorney Jay T. Kimura announced that:

On March 18, 2010, Third Circuit Court Judge Glenn S. Hara rejected the request by Hilo resident Barry Ogline, also known as James Jancuk, 50, to serve any jail time via house arrest and sentenced him to 1 year in jail as a condition of 5 years probation for his plea of no contest to one count of theft in the first degree. Ogline was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $72,357.17.

Investigation by special agents of the Social Security Administration Office of lnspcctor General and investigators for the Hawaii Department of Human Services revealed that Ogline fraudulently obtained $23.617.00 in Supplemental Security Income and $48,740.00 in public assistance benetits between 2001 and 2008 by assuming the indentity of Glenn Tucker and applying for benefits under that name.

The fraud was discovered when the real Glenn Tucker applied for a replacement Social Security card on the Mainland. When the Social Security Administration employee handling the application for a duplicate card asked if he wanted to change his Hawaii mailing address, the real Glenn Tucker reported that he had never been to Hawaii and the fraud was uncovered.

On March 17, 2010, Hilo resident Michelle Denig, 43, pled no contest to one count of theft in the second degree before Third Circuit Coun Judge Greg K. Nakamura.

Investigation by the Hawaii Department of Human Service revealed Denig fraudulently obtained many thousands of dollars in public assistance benehts between 2003 and February of 2009 by concealing from the Department of Human Services that the biological father of her minor children was living in her home and employed. The exact amount of restitution due will be determined at her sentencing hearing on May 10, 2010.

On March 11, 2010, Hilo resident Ann Butterfield, 43, pled no contest to one count theft in the second degree before Judge Glenn S. Hara. She will be sentenced for that offense on May 18, 2010.

Investigation by the Department of Human Services revealed that during 2008, Ms. Butterfield fraudulently obtained $8,701.00 in public assistance benefits by concealing from the Department of Human Services that her minor child was not living in her home.

On March 2, 2010, Hilo resident Reynette Rosa, 50, was found guilty of theft in the second degree following a jury waived trial before Judge Glenn S. Hara. Sentencing is set for April 29, 2010.

Investigation by the Department of Human Services showed that Rosa fraudulently obtained more than $19,000.00 in public assistance benefits between 2005 and 2008 by concealing the fact that her minor children were no longer living with her.

Theft in the first degree is a class “B” felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.00. Theft in the second degree is a class “C“ felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.00.

Every year, millions of dollars in fraud are investigated and stopped by tips from the public. If you have information concerning possible welfare fraud in Hawaii County, you should call the welfare fraud hotline at (808) 933-8899.

If you have information concerning possible social security fraud, go to the Social Security Administration OIG hotline at www.ssa.gov/oig/hotline/index…. and fill out a fraud hotline form, write to the Social Security Fraud Hotline, P.O. Box 17768, Baltimore, Maryland 21235, send a fax to (410) 597-0118, or call 1—800-269- 0271 between l0 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays, Eastern Standard time.

5 Responses to “Welfare fraud crackdown continues”

  1. good work theres a lot of money going to these crooks for years i am glad now the state caught with them

  2. Ken Arriesgado says:

    Why not hire investigators/social workers to meet and speak with all persons in the household. The amount saved by uncovering all this fraud will more than cover the costs. People come to Hawaii just for the reason that welfare is so easy to get. Fraud is standard operating procedure in Hawaii!

  3. hello kitty says:

    i have concerns that certain individual is milking the government and working under the table to continue recieve checks from the government every month, continue to recieve EBT.. she lives with her mother who has grooming business at their own home (who knows if they even have license) who makes good deal of money..
    i just dont appreciate people like this who has decent income who takes advantage of the system when there is really people out there who truly needs the help and have to wait for their turn to recieve some kind of help because there are people like this one who just like to take money from the government when they dont really need it as bad as the other people~~

  4. kamealoha691 says:

    how do report these faka connect welfare on the kids not living with her???

  5. kamealoha89 says:

    need help i want to report someone that using foodstamp and financial on the kids that they not stay with her.. i trying so many times to call hotline number omg i got pissed off for just staying on the line for couple hour no one answer .. hope they can do walk in instead,

Trackbacks/Pingbacks


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Become a fan on facebook

 

Quantcast
%d bloggers like this: