Not so simple, tip.<quoted text>
Re-read for clarity.
While he was receiving SSI, he was hired as a SSI claims adjudicator.
And re-read post #324.
BILLIONS of taxpayer dollars across government agencies are lost to such fraud annually.
But...you knew that.
When it comes to billions in fraud, the likelihood is that it isn't coming PRIMARILY from this kind of rip-off. There are other, more efficient means of stealing from the government--generally using recipients in some wholesale kinda way. Things like fraudulent charges for medical equipment (that the eligible recipients don't ask for and most likely don't know about, and certainly don't receive).
Working a legit (as in under a legit SS#, being paid over the table, withholdings and all that sort of thing) job while collecting is one of the easier scams to catch--since both require a SS#. And it is likely to show up at the caseworker level--which is why I asked what I did--sounds like an inside job. It happens, but probably not on a grand scale.