Thanks to the work of two agents at the State Bureau of Investigation, the state of North Carolina's taxpayers have saved $10.1 million since they began investigating Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid disability claims. These investigations only started eight months ago, according to whkp.com.
These agents work in the Social Security Office of Inspector General's Cooperative Disability Investigations Unit. They specialize in investigating "questionable statements and activities of claimants, medical providers, and other third parties on potential fraud in the Social Security Administration's disability programs."
The SBI Director, Bob Schurmeier, made this statement regarding the findings: "The SBI welcomed this program last year, and it has yielded many fraudulent claims. Those who think they can defraud the government may find the consequences aren't worth the deception."
One of the special agents of the Office of Inspector General's CDI Division, Donald Jefferson, claims he will not tolerate any type of fraud.
"CDI Units investigate individual disability beneficiaries and claimants and identify lawyers, doctors, translators, or other third parties who facilitate disability fraud."
This program which conducts special Social Security claims investigations is not only in N.C. but also in 32 other states.