Friday, February 23, 2018

Making Strides Against SIRF

Listen to this Story According to a post about Stolen Identity Refund Fraud on the Department of Justice website, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported that more than 5 million tax returns were filed using stolen identities during the 2013 tax filing season alone. (This...

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...

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...

Betrayed by Trust

Fraudsters are experts at betrayal. But before betrayal can happen, one must trust in the betrayer. An article published in The Franklin County Times tells the story of one woman and 20 other individuals who betrayed the government by stealing more than $10 million...

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...

A Lesson in Trades

Okay, students... take out your paper and pens – it's time to take notes. Now, when you plan on committing student loan fraud, there are a few things you should know. But, the golden rule is this? don't get caught. According to a Tuscaloosa...

Fraudsters Anonymous

There are numerous 12-step programs that exist to help people recover from all sorts of addictions, afflictions and overall bad experiences. (However, to my knowledge, there's no Fraudsters Anonymous to help recovering criminals choose a better line of work.) Montgomery's NBC-affiliate, WSFA, reports that...

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...

When the Fraud Hits the fan

Listen to this Story For many, the thought of tax season does not bring up warm feelings; but for three years, today's fraudsters turned tax season into a year-round holiday. On October 15, 2015,two defendants from Phenix City,...

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...
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