Friday, August 18, 2017

Fraud as a Side Job

The Northwest Indiana Times tells the story of a working woman in Gary, Indiana, whose theft of nearly $15,000 in unemployment benefits was uncovered by a diligent employee at the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD). The Indiana DWD is responsible for identifying unemployment benefit...

Fraud of the Day Care

Listen to this Story Parents have to consider many factors when evaluating child care providers. Now add screening for fraudulent welfare collection to the list. (As if there aren't enough stressors over entrusting the care of one's children to...

Revenge Can Backfire

Listen to this Story Sometimes things can get out of hand when going through a divorce. (Sometimes uncontrolled anger and greed can cause a person to do things they normally would do to get back at a spouse.) An...

Fraud Hurts Everyone

Committing unemployment fraud is a crime and it hurts everyone. (It drives up taxes for businesses and law-abiding taxpayers, while preventing those who really deserve the financial aid from getting it.) An article posted on WBIW.com details the State of Indiana's recent success in...

Hand in the Cookie Jar

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) exists to promote economic growth within the state by linking businesses with a knowledgeable and skilled workforce. They also have the responsibility to make sure that people, who are collecting unemployment benefits while searching for a job,...

Bittersweet

Public assistance funds are meant for the needy. An article published in the Indy Star follows a woman who submitted fake applications for Medicaid benefits like coins in a bubblegum machine and ended up unlawfully receiving more than $720,000 as a result of her...

Cold, Hard Fraud

It's hard to say what causes criminals to defraud, but usually cold, hard cash is the central motivating force. (Unfortunately, in order for fraudsters to make a profit from their unscrupulous activities, a victim has to suffer a loss.) An article published in the...

Fraud Vortex

A vortex has the tendency to draw everything toward its center. (Whether the vortex is as gentle as the water draining down a sink or as strong as the violent winds of a tornado, the power of the air or water involved can be...

Running Out of Excuses

People use excuses for many reasons, but mostly because it's easier than admitting to the truth. A stor? posted on Fox59.com tells about a woman who made multiple excuses to hide the fact that she lived with the decaying body of her dead husband...

Sweet Tooth

Have you ever strolled by a bulk candy store and been enticed by the enormous bins of brightly colored sweets? (Even if you have a great deal of willpower, how could you not be attracted to all of that sugar? It's so pretty and...
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