Friday, September 21, 2018

Beauty vs. Brains

The argument for which is better - beauty or brains - is a subjective one. However, an article published by Fox News details the story of a young California woman who may have failed to understand the illegal correlation between collecting workers' compensation benefits...

Electric-powered Fraud

Listen to this Story</strong? Electricity unquestionably catalyzed an economic revolution and improved the quality of life of billions of people. For today's fraudsters, electricity was the crucial component in their get-rich-quick conspiracy. The Long Beach Post reports that a married...

Making A Statement

People have been known to do some crazy things to get their point across. An article published in The Denver Post tells what happened to three Colorado Springs residents who stated they were only trying to make a political point by filing false documents...

Copy Cat Fraud?

Imitation is the greatest form of flattery. Along similar lines regarding fraud, some criminals think that if a scam worked once, why not try it again. (After all, why reinvent the wheel?) A story posted on ABC7.com tells about a California woman who claimed...

Just Peachy

Farm labor is hard, back-breaking work that often goes from sun up to sun down. There is a lot of bending, picking up and endurance involved, especially in some parts of the country where summer temperatures reach upwards of 100 degrees. Today 's "Fraud...

Do Not Pass Go…Go Directly to Jail

We've all played the board game where we roll the dice to see how many spaces our game piece can advance and, inevitably, someone lands on the square that tells them to go directly to jail. Committing fraud is kind of like that: you...

High-Flying Fraud

Listen to this Story Perhaps it's too much temptation for some people to work for a company that accommodates the high-flying lifestyles of others. That appears to be the case for one California human resources administrator at a private...

White Collar Sophistication

The idea of the ''white collar job'' brings to mind a number of images? suits and ties, board meetings and business deals. How about fraud? Today's Fraud of the Day from The Press-Enterprise highlights how one father-son duo committed white collar crime over two...

Unfair Advantage

Listen to this Story When employers underreport the number of their employees, their workers' compensation insurance premiums cost less. As a consequence, numerous people are put at risk because they are not covered in the event of an...

Tar and Feather

Punishment by tar and feathers was once used as an unofficial way to enforce justice. Thankfully, our current justice system doesn't use that form of punishment to discipline those who break the law today. However, the owner of a California paving company got tarred...
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