Thursday, December 14, 2017

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...

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...

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...

Painful Mistakes

We've all made painful mistakes. (Whether buying something we can't afford, forgetting a significant other's birthday, or forgetting to set an alarm for an early morning flight, there are always consequences for our actions whether intentional or not.) Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' details...

Stressed Out

Psychiatrists are supposed to help their patients cope with stress, not cause it. An article published by the Fairfield Patch tells about how a Connecticut psychiatrist and her husband caused quite a bit of stress for their patients, as well as their state's Medicaid...

Weeding out Fraud

While U.S. tobacco production has drastically decreased over the past 30 years, the controversial crop is still big business for many farmers. (Unfortunately, where there's a cash crop, fraudsters seem to pop up like weeds.) According to an article in The Fayetteville Observer, a...

Hindsight is 20/20

A rather silly scam carried out by a pair of New Yorkers to feign blindness, all so they could freeload on public disability benefits, showed a clear lack of foresight. A press release published by the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York...
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