Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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...

Using Rags for Riches

There is nothing like hearing a story of success about an individual who went from ''rags to riches.'? It takes gumption to build success out of nothing. Of course, there is always the flipside of that coin? the coward who steals from the poor....

A is for Accountable, F is for Fraud

'Straw students'' are people who sign up for college classes, but do not have the intention of ever attending. The deceptive practice is used to collect financial aid funds, while skipping out on the learning part. (Even a dunce would know that's not a...

What a Nightmare

Children aren't the only ones that experience nightmares. Adults don't usually fear that monsters live under their bed, but occasionally stressful situations can cause a fitful night of sleep. An article posted on KUSI.com tells how a registered nurse claimed that a nightmare experience...

Harvesting Fraudsters

A lot of work goes into harvesting crops – a farmer has to prepare the soil for planting, the crops have to be watered and protected from pests, and then the produce has to be picked in a timely fashion so that the farmer...

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...

Contractor Gets Prison for Workers’ Comp Fraud

Remember when you were a kid and you were rough-housing with friends? Your mom would probably tell you to calm down, and you probably protested saying that no one was going to get hurt. Your mom might have responded with something like? ''Oh sure...it's...

How Low Can a Fraudster Go?

It's bad enough when a fraudster scams one benefit program, but it takes a pretty devious mind to scam multiple programs all at the same time. An article in The Washington Times reports on a Florida woman who received more than $300,000 in...

Innocent Until I Show Them My Tattoo

We love watching criminals make fools of themselves or better yet, getting caught because they do dumb things. One particular criminal outdid himself and was sentenced to prison after the tattoo of the murder scene depicted on his back was used as evidence against...

Sending a Strong Message

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...
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