Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Robbing from the Rich to Give to the Poor? Not quite.

The idea of stealing was popularized in English literature by a character known for robbing from the rich and giving to the poor. While it's a romantic notion, stealing is still a crime. According to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article, one market owner made it...

Till Jail Do Us Part

A married couple from Atlanta probably didn't vow to commit crime together when they tied the knot, but they are about to be separated by a prison sentence they received for committing tax refund fraud. An article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle details...

A Victim to Crime

Anyone can fall victim to crime in the form of fraud. Although you may think you're safe because you take all the necessary precautions to protect your identity, one security breach to your tax service could force you to shift your focus and think...

Mental Anguish

It’s deplorable when a mental health services business takes advantage of vulnerable patients to make a profit. That’s exactly what happened in today’s “Fraud of the Day” case which involves the co-owners of a Henry County, Georgia mental health services business. They committed Medicaid...

Illinois Court Upholds Eight-Year Unemployment Fraud Sentence

If you are a frequent reader of ''Fraud of the Day,'' you know that we highlight articles on different types of fraud, so federal, state and local agencies can be armed with information about how the frauds are occurring and what can be done...

Tooth Fairy

The tooth fairy is a fantasy character that many children delight in, especially after they have tucked their baby tooth under their pillow and woken up to find a small payment in exchange. Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' details how a dentist mistook the...

Nickname for Fraudster

There are many reasons why people have nicknames. Sometimes they are bestowed on someone as a term of endearment or chosen because the person doesn't like their real name. An article published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution details a $1 million tax fraud scam perpetrated...

Feeling the Pain of Fraud

It 's very important to monitor a patient during and after surgery. From the time that patients are put under anesthesia and wake up post-surgery, they need to be monitored. A Georgia doctor, who was responsible for performing surgical monitoring services billed multiple federal...

Customer Satisfaction

Listen to this Story If a business wants to stay in operation, a customer satisfaction policy is a ''must.'' (If a customer is not satisfied with the service received, they will most likely go elsewhere to get what they...

Choose Your Friends Wisely

It is important to choose friends and business partners wisely because bad company corrupts good character. An article published by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution details the story of nine unscrupulous business associates who ran a scam that bilked the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of more...
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