Saturday, February 24, 2018
Home Housing and Disaster Fraud

Housing and Disaster Fraud

Twisting Facts

On May 22, 2011, a catastrophic tornado touched down in Joplin, Missouri and left a path of destruction nearly a mile wide across the southern part of the city and two adjacent counties, causing nearly $3 billion in damages. According to the National Oceanic...

Fraud” the Nor’easter

Meteorologists have taken to naming large storms like hurricanes, typhoons and nor'easters to warn people about dangerous incoming storms. At different points in history, officials have explored names to include political figures and even radio names. Today, there is a process to naming large...

Natural Disaster, Man-made Fraud

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) makes it pretty clear that only primary residences damaged during a disaster are eligible to receive any financial aid under the agency's disaster assistance program. Despite the massive destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, damage to vacation homes did...

Two New Yorkers Face Charges in Connection with Public Housing Fraud Cases

In life, there are things that we want, like great jobs and nice cars, and things that we need. At a minimum, the basic needs can be narrowed down to food, clothing and shelter. If you are lacking in one of those three key...

The Fraud After the Storm

Hurricane Ike made landfall in September 2008, causing widespread damage across the coastlines of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. At that time, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offered financial disaster benefits to those who were displaced by the hurricane in multiple counties...

Whirlwind of Fraud

Fraud is like a whirlwind. Once a criminal is successful at collecting money or benefits they don't deserve, they often get caught up in the ruse and greediness causes the deception to continue through additional schemes. (If it worked once, why not try it...

Easy Money Lands Fraudster in Jail

Natural disasters often bring out the best in people, especially those who volunteer to clean up or make donations to help victims. But, unexpected catastrophes can bring out the worst in people who think they can benefit from someone else's misfortune. An OzarksFirst.com article...

Pennsylvania Saves over $25 Million by Cracking Down on Welfare Fraud

Pennsylvania's Department of Welfare is getting tough on welfare fraud and state legislators are taking notice. State Senator David Argall, who served as chairman of the Senate's Government Management and Cost Study Commission last year, recently praised the Department of Welfare's (DPW) actions to...

Lying is a Disaster

Sometimes we get a hunch when someone is lying. Perhaps it's life experience or intuition that raises caution; regardless of the reason, that gut feeling can often help us to be a bit cautious of someone's words. Even better than a hunch is the...

Lying is Never a Good Idea

Telling a lie is never a good idea because eventually, the truth will come out one way or another. A Department of Justice press release details the story of a Washington woman who attempted to tell a few lies on the witness stand to...
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