Dominican National Pleads Guilty To Federal Fraud Charges.

By Theresa Diaz –

On Thursday, at the U.S. District Court in Boston, Juan Baez, 57, a Dominican national who previously resided in Roslindale, pleaded guilty to one count of false representation of a Social Security number and one count of making a false statement relating to health care matters.

Baez used the identity of a Puerto Rican citizen to obtain Massachusetts driver’s licenses and identification cards. He also used the identity to apply for and receive MassHealth benefits.  Between Jan. 1, 2008 and Dec. 31, 2019.

Baez fraudulently received approximately $18,977 in federally funded MassHealth benefits he was not entitled to by using the victim’s identity.

U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young scheduled sentencing for Oct. 4, 2021.

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