Sunday, July 22, 2018

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...

Juggling Too Many Balls

Juggling can be described as a skill that involves the manipulation of many objects at one time. (It takes a great deal of dexterity to not drop the items being tossed around.) A story posted on Patch.com tells about a man who manipulated three...

Getting Something for Nothing

A moocher is someone who relies others constantly. A story published on kionrightnow.com details a former resident of Georgia who mooched off of the federal government and received approximately $84,000 in benefits. The article states that a 33-year-old man received workers' compensation payments...

Fraud Chain

Much like the food chain describes relationships between organisms and different levels of prey, fraud also needs victims in order for crime to perpetuate. The California Statewide Law Enforcement Association reports that a farm labor contractor participated in a workers' compensation fraud scheme...

Lies Beget More Lies

There are several types of lies. (For example, white lies are intended to be polite; fabricated or exaggerated statements are somewhat true, but a little bit false; lies of omission fail to disclose known information and lies of commission are basically a blatant lie.)...

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...

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!)...

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...

A FRAUDian Slip

Are you familiar with Sigmund Freud's idea of the ''Freudian Slip?'? Here's one lay person's explanation? the Freudian Slip, also known as parapraxis, is a mere error in speech usually triggered when someone is subconsciously thinking about something that is revealed through what they...
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