Saturday, May 26, 2018

Frugal Fraud

Usually, people who commit fraud do so to fund a lavish lifestyle. They purchase designer name items, luxury cars and expensive real estate so they can live in a posh manner. The Washington Times reports on a California man who appears to have committed...

Colorado Tries to Recoup the $305 Million They Paid in Excess Jobless Claims

Newsmax reports that ''Colorado is working to recover the whopping $305 million in improper payments it made from the state's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, primarily to unemployment claimants — from 2008 through 2010.'' According to the article, the problem first came to Colorado's attention in...

Summer Job

When most students think about getting a summer job, thoughts usually turn to working at a restaurant, lifeguarding or working at the local mall – not scamming the government. An article in The Glendale News-Press tells about foreign students visiting the United States on...

A Tough Lesson to Learn

Let's face it – getting into college is competitive and times are tough. Most students can't rely on the promise of scholarships. Instead, they apply for federal financial aid. That's where fraudsters come in. They use the system put in place to help kids...

Innocent Until I Show Them My Tattoo

We love watching criminals make fools of themselves or better yet, getting caught because they do dumb things. One particular criminal outdid himself and was sentenced to prison after the tattoo of the murder scene depicted on his back was used as evidence against...

Harvesting Fraudsters

A lot of work goes into harvesting crops – a farmer has to prepare the soil for planting, the crops have to be watered and protected from pests, and then the produce has to be picked in a timely fashion so that the farmer...

Couldn’t Help It

Whether a cookie jar on the counter tempts us with its fresh baked delicacies or a great sale tricks us into buying more than we need at the local mall, indulgence can often get the best of us. (It was so tempting I just...

Sincerely Apologetic

You don't often see a criminal admit guilt and be truly sorry for the crime committed. But, it appears that when standing before a judge, true remorse and regret goes a long way toward reducing a prison sentence. The San Jose Mercury...

University of Fraud

Choosing a college is an exciting part of growing up. You have finally reached an age where you will make major decisions. According to an ABC-23 article, one California woman took her decision-making to an extreme, not only affecting her life, but also the...

Fame and Fortune

Some people head to Hollywood seeking fame and/or fortune. As reported by the Beverly Press, today's ''Fraud of the Day'' subject set up shop in West Hollywood with the intent to seek fortune through a scheme that bilked Medicare of $1.5 million. (I...
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