Alternate Personality

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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 use alternate personalities to disguise their fraud. Today’s Fraud of the Day from the Alameda Patch focuses on the case of a mother who took the concept of being two-faced even further by using an alternate identity to facilitate her fraudulent activities.

The article reports that a California mother was recently sentenced to pay $111,400 in restitution, for what was described as Alameda’s largest single child care fraud case. Investigators found that the mother of three was a full-time employee of a local school district and married to a full-time civilian employee at a local Sherriff’s office. (Here are two individuals with consistently paying jobs – so obviously they need help with child care payments.)Source: Today’s ”Fraud of the Day” is based on an article titled, ”Alameda Woman Must Pay Back $111,000 in Child Care Fraud Case,” published by the Alameda Patch on January 12, 2013.

Bay City News Service—Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley announced Friday that her office has won an $111,400 settlement in the largest single child care fraud restitution order in the county’s history in a case that went on for nearly a decade.

According to O’Malley, Khadijah Ali, a full-time employee of the San Francisco Unified School District who is married to a full-time civilian employee of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, took $185,032 from the state by posing as a single, homeless mother of three children from October 2002 through September 2011.

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Larry Benson
Larry Benson is currently the Director of Strategic Alliances for Revenue Discovery and Recovery at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In this role, Benson is responsible for developing partnerships for the tax and revenue and child support enforcement verticals. He focuses on embedded companies that have a need for third-party analytics to enhance their current offerings.