Friday, September 21, 2018

Going on the Lam…How’d that Work Out?

If you're on the run for a crime, it is best not to taunt law enforcement officials. The website 10News.com reports that a San Diego woman, who was convicted for insurance and disability fraud, fled to Mexico to avoid sentencing. (Did she really...

Passport Fraud 101

The U.S. government reviews countless passport applications each day. With so many applicants, it isn't hard to imagine that it might be challenging to distinguish applications that provide faulty information, from applications that provide true information. In some cases, the fraudsters win. And, that...

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...

50-50 Split

Splitting things ''50-50'' refers to fairness. Each person gets or takes responsibility for an equal share. For example, spouses can divide household chores – one partner does the dishes and the other one takes out the trash on a regular basis....

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....

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...

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...

Misery Loves Company

Listen to this Story When someone submits a workers' compensation claim, it means that they are unable to perform their job responsibilities because of an on-the-job injury. The Daily Republic tells the story of one California man who used...

Natural Disaster, Man-made Fraud

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) makes it pretty clear that only primary residences damaged during a disaster are eligible to receive any financial aid under the agency's disaster assistance program. Despite the massive destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, damage to vacation homes did...

California Student Football Players Accused of Fraud Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Fraud comes in all shapes and sizes and it also comes – as this story from the Associated Press illustrates – at varying degrees of athletic ability. At the heart of the story are ''as many as'' two dozen football players from Fresno...
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