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Where’s the money? Missing social security checks raise questions

Posted at 12:18 PM, Jul 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-01 18:41:06-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Dozens of people waited in line outside the Social Security Office on West Cary Street in Richmond to pick up their social security check for July.

This after the abrupt closing of Crossroads, Inc., a company that manages social security checks and money for people whose mental capabilities do not allow them to handle their own finances.

The U.S. Social Security Administration has asked the Office of the Inspector General to explore what happened to social security checks for 300 people whose checks were sent to Crossroads, Inc.

Attorney Ryan Young helps a mentally ill woman living at Central State Hospital in Petersburg with her finances.

He said she has $51,000 in social security money that was being managed by Crossroads, Inc. that is now missing.

"There is something very suspicious going on," Young said. "We don’t know for certain what happened with the money we just want them to return our phone calls."

This is a developing story.