Tuesday, May 22, 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...

A Rat by Any Other Name

It's not every day that you hear of a fraudster who is caught red-handed, dressed as a rodent. According to a recent Los Angeles Times report, one California man is paying a hefty price for dressing up like a hamster and dancing in a...

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...

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...

Teaching Children to Lie

We were always taught never to lie. Whether punished in time out as a child, or punished in jail as adult, the consequences of lying have always been threatening. So, why – when the consequences are so in focus – is it so easy...

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...

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...

Daycare with a Twist

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...

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...

Tax Preparers Defraud IRS of $250 Million

The 2013 tax filing season has begun and those W-2s and 1099s are starting to flood mailboxes across the country. Many taxpayers choose to do their own tax returns while others seek tax preparers who can lead them through the wilderness of confusing tax...
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