Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Ignorance is Not Bliss

You've probably heard the saying, ''Ignorance is bliss.'' This suggests that it's more convenient or comfortable to ignore the fact that something unscrupulous is going on. A press release published by the Department of Justice describes one woman's feigned attempt at ignorance while testifying...

Permission to Commit Fraud

Sometimes it is difficult to commit a crime alone. Co-conspirators are often needed to pull off fraudulent activity. The Montgomery Advertiser reports on a man who enlisted a variety of co-conspirators to commit identity theft and tax fraud. The article states that over a two-year...

Absolutely Corrupt

Corruption occurs when someone abandons ethical standards in order to commit an illegal or immoral act for personal gain. Fraud always involves corruption. It is a selfish and dishonest act carried out at the expense of others. The Montgomery Advertiser reports...

Arizona Cracks Down on Unemployment Fraudsters in Prison

Here's the thing about incarcerated criminals? they have a lot of time on their hands. And some prisoners focus their energies on fraud, rather than rehabilitation. Here at ''Fraud of the Day,'' we've written about cases in which prisoners have developed tax refund schemes...

Sharing is Caring

Growing up, you are taught to share. While sharing isn't always easy, it has been stated that? ''sharing is caring.'? But how do fraudsters feel about it? Clearly they aren't ''sharing'' wealth with the government when they are stealing from taxpayer-funded programs. What about...

Guilty Victims of Fraud

Criminals are always on the prowl for victims. Most are innocent, but once in awhile even fraudsters prey on other criminals while they are serving out a prison sentence. (That's an ironic twist – guilty victims.) An article in the Montgomery Adviser details a...

Roll Tide on Fraud

Have you ever heard the thunderous roar of an Alabama crowd screaming? ''Roll tide, roll?'? If you're not a football fan, it's safe to say the University of Alabama has one of the finest football programs in the nation. Beyond the field, fans gather...

All in the Family

It's hard to find someone to trust when planning and committing fraud. Most likely, your mother-in-law would not be your first choice as a partner in crime. But, that's what happened in according to an article by InsideARM.com. The U.S. Attorney for the Middle...

Headed to the Slammer

Oh, sweet home Alabama. This is the heart of Dixie – full of pride and the Crimson Tide. And, now – according to today's Fraud of the Day from WSFA – tax refund and identity fraud. Fear not, the story has a happy ending...Alabama...

Misprision Can Lead to Prison

Knowing about a crime and not reporting it is just about as bad as actually committing one. The official term for this act is misprision, or the failure to report a known felony to authorities even though the person reporting the offense is not...
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