Staten Island Scammer

Posted on May 18, 2011 by

Money MattersWith all that I have read on about people being rejected for Social Security claims for Sarcoidosis her comes this report.

58-year-old Bruce Greenberg claimed SSI – the reason – he was too sick to work after inhaling debris at Ground Zero.

This is all well and good at this point but Mr. Greenberg was collecting disability benefits for what he called  “pulmonary insufficiency” and sarcoidosis this was in 2004.

In August 2007 while he was still collecting SST he was working as a construction boss when a fire broke out at the Deutsche Bank site in New York. Two firefighters succumbed to their injuries as a result of the fire.

His scam was brought to the forefront when authorities probed the backgrounds of all the supervisors at the Deutsche Bank site. When they checked out Mr. Greenberg’s background they put it all together.

Bruce Greenberg was not a man who was hurting for money – unlike others that are requesting SSI. In 2006 and 2007 his household income totaled more than $325,000. His rides – a $60,000 Corvette – with handicap plates and two Cadillac Escalades.

On top of the 5 figure income he was also pulling in disability checks totaling $138,700, said Staten Island DA Daniel Donovan.

Bruce and his wife are charged with alleged charges of grand larceny and filing false tax returns. They failed to pay more than $30,000 in state income taxes for 2006 and 2007.

Greenberg’s wife, Angela, 56 after their arraignment in late April, she snapped at a reporter. “What am I?” she asked. “A murderer?”

She is not, and neither is her husband. However, while the 2007 construction site deaths are investigated, some of Greenberg’s former coworkers might not be off the hook.

This isn’t the first time Bruce has found himself on the wrong side of the law. He served a seven-year prison stint for reporting a false burglary in a 1986 at a Brooklyn video store they owned together.

Sheesh. This makes other people who suffer from Sarcoidosis who really need SSI look bad.

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