Sunday, February 18, 2018

When the Part D is Over

Listen to this Story Owning a home has long been part of the American Dream. But one 24-year-old's ability to buy a couple of homes and numerous expensive cars cannot be attributed to hard work or even luck, but...

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...

Seeking Shelter

Just as a properly built shelter provides a place of rest and relief from outdoor elements, a tax shelter can provide relief from the amount of income tax owed. (Who wouldn't like to be relieved of owing money to Uncle Sam?) An article published...

Background Check

It is important to be vigilant about background checks when hiring a contractor to perform work on your house or property. (If the contractor is not licensed by the state, consumers can be personally liable for any injuries sustained by uninsured or unlicensed workers.)...

Woman pleads guilty in ID theft; seniors promised movie roles

Listen to this Story Some fraud conspiracies are especially creative, and some of the most notorious fraudsters in the United States have worked in creative industries like painting, filmmaking, photography and literature. Today's fraud, courtesy of mylanews.com deals with a woman...

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...

Alternate Personality

There is nothing like coming across a person who is two-faced. Don't you hate it when someone acts one way in front of you, but is a completely different person behind your back? Not surprisingly, this is a common occurrence with fraudsters, who often...

Unemployment Claim Leads to Sentencing

A former accountant for the state Employment Development Department (EDD) has been sentenced in connection with a $90,000 unemployment insurance fraud case, according to an article by The Sacramento Bee. The scheme was fairly simple when you look at it after the fact.</em? The...

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...

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...
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