Friday, June 22, 2018

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...

Beauty vs. Brains

The argument for which is better - beauty or brains - is a subjective one. However, an article published by Fox News details the story of a young California woman who may have failed to understand the illegal correlation between collecting workers' compensation benefits...

Kneading Dough vs. Needing Dough

Listen to this Story In order to make pizza dough, rolls or any type of bread in general, you must know how to knead or work the dough so that all of the ingredients get mixed in a uniform...

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....

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...

Identity Crisis

An ''identity crisis'' can occur at any time in life, especially when going through change. The developmental psychology term refers to a point in life where an individual begins to seriously search deep within themselves for answers to questions, such as? ''Why am I...

What about the Victim?

When a fraudster commits a crime against a victim, the victim is harmed and suffers a tangible loss. To help compensate victims for their loss, the Crime Victims Fund was established by the Victims of Crime Act of 1984. Fund dollars are...

Dinner with a Side of Fraud

There is nothing like a nice dinner out. You gotta love good food, good service, good company and identity fraud. What's better than dinner and a show? According to a Yahoo! News article, a Colorado chain restaurant witnessed a unique show when one customer's...

White Collar Sophistication

The idea of the ''white collar job'' brings to mind a number of images? suits and ties, board meetings and business deals. How about fraud? Today's Fraud of the Day from The Press-Enterprise highlights how one father-son duo committed white collar crime over two...

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...
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