Sunday, February 25, 2018

You Can Defraud, But You Can’t Hide

Excerpt: Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on a press release entitled, “Former HHSA Employee Sentenced to Prison for Embezzlement and Welfare Fraud.” Today in Department 10 of the Tulare County Superior Court, Visalia Division, Judge Kathryn  Montejano sentenced Yvonne Hernandez, age 43, of Hanford, to four years in state prison for multiple financial crimes. On March 14, 2017, Hernandez pleaded guilty to 31 counts of embezzlement of public monies and 18 counts of welfare fraud....

Sending a Strong Message

We've heard of drug rings and prostitution rings, but child care rings? Yes...they exist too. According to The Mercury News, a California man was found guilty of six counts of perjury and five counts of grand theft in connection with a case involving home-based...

Triple Tax Fraud Strike Out

It has been said by some that things happen in ''threes''? births, deaths – and arresting alleged tax refund fraudsters. At least that appears to be the situation unfolding in California, where – according to The Sacramento Bee – officials recently arrested three Sacramento...

Identity Disorder

Identity theft is such as personal violation, but it becomes even more personal when someone steals from your house and your mailbox to get your information. A report by Lake Elsinore-Wilodmar Patch details how a 32-year-old California woman was caught stealing the identities of...

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...

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...

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...

Dominion of Fraud

When a king or queen is said to have dominion over a particular territory, it means that they have control over their subjects. An article published in the Los Angeles Daily News tells about a man and a woman who used their medical supply...

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...

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!)...
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