Tuesday, June 19, 2018

California Dreaming and Scheming

The ''California Dream'' is associated with the notion of becoming wealthy and famous in a short period of time. The idea is linked to the Gold Rush of 1849, where many opportunists traveled West in hopes of ''striking it rich.'' (California, here I come!)...

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...

More than Your Own Slice of the Pie

A California pizza shop owner is in big trouble for withholding the government's piece of the pie. Bay City News reports that this pizza punk was caught not only evading payroll taxes, but also fudging employee numbers to drive down the cost of his...

What a Dumbbell

 One would think that someone with a back injury receiving workers’ compensation benefits would be smart enough not to go to the gym and lift heavy weights. A former Sheriff’s deputy from San Diego, California, who claimed he was unable to work due to...

Evading Everything

Fraudsters tend to think they should receive a special exemption when it comes to paying taxes. Today’s “Fraud of the Day” reveals a Southern California businessman who evaded millions of dollars in personal and business-related taxes owed. His tax evasion tactics led to a...

Keep Your Hands to Yourself

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Former county employee and boyfriend sentenced for welfare fraud; more than $90,000 taken” published by Lake County News. A woman who formerly worked for the county and her boyfriend have pleaded guilty in what a local prosecutor said is the biggest welfare fraud case she’s ever seen.

Caught in the Act

A picture is worth a thousand words and in the case of one California fraudster, one word – ''guilty.'' According to an article in the Daily Press, video surveillance led to the conviction of an out-of-work woman who tried to collect workers' compensation benefits...

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...

DA Files Charges in $500,000 Child Care Fraud Case

Who among us wouldn't like to be sitting poolside with a cool beverage at a beachfront resort? Now...what if the trip was paid for by defrauding taxpayers and, specifically, pocketing money intended for needy children? Now it doesn't sound quite so good. Unfortunately, today's...

San Bernardino County DA Cracks Down on Workers’ Comp Insurance Fraud

It's just a fact of life for California business owners? they must carry the proper workers' compensation insurance to cover their workers in case of injury. Unfortunately, some businesses don't follow the rules. According to an article from the VVDailyPress.com, businesses in San Bernardino...
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