MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — An Inwood man has been indicted for misappropriation by a fiduciary, wire fraud, theft of government property, false written statement, and false statement to federal agent.
The US Attorney’s Office reports Joseph M. Beach, age 54, of Inwood, West Virginia had been appointed as the fiduciary for his father in late 2017. Beach’s father is under the care of a veterans’ care facility and receives monthly benefits.
Prosecutors allege Beach received his father’s veteran’s disability, retirement, and social security payments and used them for his own benefit. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eleanor Hurney is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.
The Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and the Social Security Administration investigated.