Thursday, December 14, 2017

Because I Told You So

Let's regress back to our childhood for just a moment. Remember some of the unfair rules: (1) no dessert unless you eat all of dinner, (2) no hitting your sibling, (3) no staying up late on school nights and so on. During the protest...

Subject: Fraud

What was your favorite subject in school? Perhaps math class was your thing – numbers and equations were easy for you. Not a math lover? Maybe you were interested in biology or English. According to a KMOV.com article, one couple thought they had excelled...

Exchanging Visas for Jail Time

Have you had the opportunity to travel internationally? Whether you're jet-setting to shady palm trees in the Caribbean, or on a student exchange program, you'll need to be well-versed on the appropriate identification documents necessary for travel. Let's look at the reverse; for example,...

Auctioneer Bids Adieu to Freedom

An auctioneer's job is to sell property or goods at the highest price possible. The seller receives a good return (top dollar), the buyer gets something they want (a good deal) and the auctioneer takes a cut of the proceeds for selling the item...

A Liar Uncovered

If you're going to lie about something, it's in your best interest to (a) make a ''good'' lie, (b) put that lie into action in a discrete manner and (c) make sure you aren't so blatantly obvious to outside parties that you are trying...

Illinois Man Collects Unemployment Insurance Benefits While Earning Paycheck

Today's Fraud of the Day describes the case of an Alton, Illinois man, who was sentenced to five years of probation for defrauding the unemployment insurance program. (He got off easy if you ask me.) Unemployment insurance fraud happens when someone makes a false...

‘Going Halfsies”

Remember your early years of work? Your student loans might have kicked in, and your paycheck was smaller than you hoped. You and your friends probably split the bill at lunch or dinner. A whole new generation refers to the act of splitting the...

A Decade in Jail

A decade is a long time. Whether you're thinking back over key milestones (e.g., your kid starting high school, graduating, going on to college, starting his/her first job, etc.) or counting down the days until a decade of jail time is over, you'll likely...

Let’s Play Count the Crimes

Humans count. It's our basic nature to categorize through number. For instance, we may count to rate things? ''How good is this idea on a scale of 1 to 10?'? If we are not rating, perhaps we are counting to keep track of things?...

Chicago Man Helped Ineligible Claimants Collect Unemployment Benefits

Stealing government benefits seems to be a recurring theme among prisoners. With so many different types of assistance available, fraudsters think their little schemes can easily go unnoticed – that is until one of your cohorts starts cooperating with the police. Today's Fraud of...
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