Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Karma Bites

The idea of karma is a beautiful thing: violence begets violence, what goes around comes around. It's comforting to know that maybe, just maybe, what you do earlier in life will contribute to your happiness (or unhappiness) later in life. Luckily...

The $3 Million Mistake

We all make mistakes. Everyone once in while we may put salt instead of sugar in the coffee, miss a deadline at work or forget to record the big game. While some mistakes fair larger than others, we are guilty in the crime. According...

Biting Off Too Much Credit

Listen to this Story Credit scores plummet when people fail to pay off their debts, making them very unattractive to potential lenders. (When credit scores go down, interest rates go up and obtaining a loan gets much harder.) Identity...

Ready, Willing and Able to Defraud

Unemployment benefits are intended to provide temporary financial assistance to people who are eligible to work, but have lost their job through no fault of their own. Beneficiaries of this program are usually American citizens, but non-permanent residents who have lost their jobs...

Don’t Tell Dad

Do you remember getting in trouble as a child? That moment where you knew your future was bleak; a ''time out'' or ''grounding'' was in your cards and there was no avoiding it. Do you remember the realization that if only you could keep...

Connecticut Employees under Investigation for Food Stamp Fraud

When Hurricane Irene hit last year, it took its toll on a number of states on the Eastern seaboard. But few could anticipate that its impact would linger so long in Connecticut, where a government investigation into possible disaster aid fraud has placed several...

Schemers are Dreamers

The primary function of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Scheme Development Center (SDC) is to detect suspicious criminal activity involving tax and related financial investigations and to assemble information on the suspected individuals and entities involved. (One of their responsibilities is to investigate tax...

D-I-Y Fraud

Do-It-Yourself or D-I-Y projects are pretty popular. There are television networks and a multitude of websites devoted to explaining how to accomplish a variety of projects from start to finish. While D-I-Y projects usually save a lot of money, a Connecticut dentist who concocted...

Here Comes the Fraudster

Most couples meet through an introduction by friends or family, social activities, work or online dating. (And before getting married, most people prefer to know their spouses fairly well prior to walking down the aisle as the ''Here Comes the Bride'' wedding march plays.)...

The End of a Fraudulent Career

Not all crimes lead to time behind bars. But, the alternative punishment for defrauding a government healthcare benefits program can be as equally devastating to the perpetrator’s life as jail. Today’s fraudster is a Stamford, Connecticut dentist who agreed to a settlement that resolves...
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