Saturday, May 26, 2018

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...

Joining the Ranks of Prisoners

Here's a hypothetical question? if an individual works with others in a plot to steal money and one of his or her partners in the hypothetical crime is already in jail – do you really think it will end well? According to authorities three...

Keeping Stories Straight

When multiple people are involved in fraud, it is important to keep stories straight so suspicions are not raised. An article published by Alaska Dispatch News details what happened when a doctor and his office manager did not tell the same story about their...

Breaking the Sound Barrier

Silence can be incriminating. By not speaking up and telling the truth about a variety of things, five family members residing in California were convicted of defrauding the government of more than $100,000 in housing subsidies they did not deserve. To qualify for Section 8...

Forgery Ahead

The term ''forgery'' can be defined as an act of altering a genuine copy of something or making a facsimile with the intent to deceive. Forgery can be done to art, certificates, important documents and more commonly, checks. According to an article on Examiner.com,...

Doubly Unqualified

The State of Alabama 's Medicaid agency requires mental health counselors to meet specific licensure requirements before providing services to underprivileged patients and submitting claims for reimbursement. The owner of an Alabama counseling business was doubly unqualified to participate in the Medicaid program for...

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...

Tricked Out

If you're trying to hide fraudulent activity, it would be smart not to do anything out of the ordinary to raise suspicions. An article in the Montgomery Advertiser details the story of two former corrections officers who tricked the Internal Revenue Service into issuing...

Doubling Down on Fraud

Listen to this Story Some people try to catch lightning in a bottle, but this fraudster tried to do so twice. AL.com tells the story of a woman who was recently sentenced for food stamp fraud and income...

Breaking the Cycle

The goal of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is to alleviate hunger and malnutrition by providing monthly benefits to eligible low-income families through electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards. An article posted on AL.com tells the story of how a few shoplifted steaks started...
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