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Federal indictments charge 2 North Augustans

Thursday, June 6, 2013 5:17 AM
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COLUMBIA -- Two North Augusta residents are among a handful of people facing federal grand jury indictments, U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said Wednesday.

Pat Carroll, 55, and Courtney Carroll, 27, were charged in a two-count indictment with Social Security fraud. If found guilty, they face as much as 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.

They are accused of committing the fraud from approximately August 2008 through June 2012.   The grand jury said the Carrolls knew of an event that would have changed the elder Carroll's initial and continued right to receive benefits but acted with fraudulent intent when they failed to notify the Social Security Administration.

If they are convicted, the indictment says the pair would forfeit any of their proceeds that were obtained directly or indirectly from their offenses, with a minimum set at $20,201. However, an exact dollar amount the pair had allegedly obtained fraudulently was not provided Wednesday.

Other indictments not related to the Carrolls' case were for possession of child pornography and evasion of tobacco tax.

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resident
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resident 06/06/13 - 08:26 am
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Long time Alot of Money wasted

It took the sad slow government an awful long time allowing them to continue to waste taxpayer money. Why is it we do not see a list numbering in the hundreds if not thousands. This goes on all the time and they make it so hard to report because they want sheep and not hard working people. Those are the votes that keep this broken system going. If they would make it easier to report Illegals, Welfare, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security Fraud I bet we could have prevented Furlow and this nasty cut back we have right now. Cuts are needed but lets tackle obvious things that are instantly realized.

tay120487
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tay120487 06/06/13 - 08:39 am
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Bdouglas

You do not know that that is the same Pat Carroll. There is more than 1.

bdouglas
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bdouglas 06/06/13 - 08:53 am
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@tay120487

Walks like a duck, talks like a duck... And it's a pretty certain assessment.

tay120487
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tay120487 06/06/13 - 08:58 am
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Bdouglas

So are you saying that because he's a traveler that they are all the same?

allhans
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allhans 06/06/13 - 09:16 am
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Using the same name makes it

Using the same name makes it more difficult for law enforcement. There is reason so many carry the same name.

ragingbull
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ragingbull 06/06/13 - 09:38 am
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There was an insurance scam

There was an insurance scam several years ago among the Travelers. A high face value policy would be written on a younger person, when an elder of the same name was in bad health. When the elder person of the same name died, they would file a death claim. The insurance company finally caught on to this one.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 06/06/13 - 10:09 am
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Surely
Unpublished

they're not from Murphy Village?

dwb619
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dwb619 06/06/13 - 11:14 am
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nick name

Thru the years I have learned, if you don't know the individuals nick name, you will never find him.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 06/06/13 - 12:06 pm
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"So are you saying that

"So are you saying that because he's a traveler that they are all the same?"

He may or may not be saying that, but I'd say a disproportionate amount of them are involved in criminal activities.

bdouglas
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bdouglas 06/06/13 - 12:21 pm
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@tay120487

No, I'm saying that this guy and the guy in other police reports have the same name and age, same address and same known associates. It's not the first time this guy has been in the news.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 06/06/13 - 02:55 pm
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Hey, y'all don't tick off the

Hey, y'all don't tick off the Travelers. They supposedly leave the locals alone.

belle
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belle 06/06/13 - 05:03 pm
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What no editing?
Unpublished

I can't believe no one has complained about the poor writing of this news feature. There is a short sentence at the top about a "handful" of people, two full paragraphs about the Carroll's and a short sentence at the end that had nothing to do with them.

tay120487
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tay120487 06/06/13 - 05:10 pm
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I love the travelers and I

I love the travelers and I know a lot of them very well. There are good and bad ones just like every where else.

tay120487
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tay120487 06/06/13 - 06:06 pm
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And actually the person

And actually the person arrested this time was Pat JOSEPH Carroll.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 06/06/13 - 10:19 pm
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Relationship

This Courtney Carroll, is she Pat's wife or daughter?

Young Fred
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Young Fred 06/06/13 - 10:40 pm
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In my younger days

I remember a little place called the Lucky Lady we used to frequent, just across the river in NA. There also happened to be a large presence of Irish Trav's to frequent the place.

No matter how full of you-know-what and vineger we were, no matter how much we felt king of the world and invincible we believed ourselves to be (which was just a shade shy of superman) we knew better than to mess with the Travelers.

That place was some kind of "hub". I guess even young and dumb has a "radar" of sorts. At least some of us.

dwb619
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dwb619 06/06/13 - 11:02 pm
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Shamrock

You couldn't get a parking place within three blocks of the Shamrock Pool Room during the World Series.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/07/13 - 12:28 am
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It is about time some

It is about time some scrutiny came to that crowd. No, they aren't all criminals, but just like in other cultures a blind eye is turned to it, which means tacit approval.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 06/07/13 - 12:41 am
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I've often wondered why they

I've often wondered why they get a pass.

There was that time a few years back when the IRS jumped them. But as is usually the case the IRS folks got a few acorns thrown their way and decided to let it slide.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 06/07/13 - 12:37 pm
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Scrutiny

Their entire neighborhood, Murphy Village, was raided by the Feds a few years ago. They went in every house looking for fugitives and wrong doing. You can't get much more scrutiny than that.

pointstoponder
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pointstoponder 06/07/13 - 04:29 pm
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I guess they use Sprint

I guess they use Sprint instead of Verizon.

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