Friday, December 15, 2017

Job + Unemployment Benefits = Fraud

It's a good day to have a job. If you know someone who has lost a job – and chances are you do – or have been in that situation yourself, you know what I mean. The most immediate impact of being unemployed, of...

Too Many Snacks?

Most working parents depend on third-party child care. Finding the right daycare, babysitter, nanny or after school program can be tricky. Parents are looking for a safe environment for their kids to learn and grow. They may wonder about the child to instructor ratio...

Moving On

Change can be good; there, I've said it. Sometimes it is starting a new job, moving to a new city or ending a relationship turned sour. Change provides us the opportunity to take the best from what we've learned from our experiences and move...

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...

The Young and the Felonious

If you already have 15 felony ''priors,'' you'd think you'd be a bit more careful not to break the law. Alas, some people never learn. The Herald Bulletin has the story of an Indiana woman who was already serving prison time for convictions related...

To Prospective Unemployment Fraudsters in Indiana: Go Elsewhere

Those of you who read my commentary on a regular basis know that the goal is to highlight how fraud is perpetrated, so that those of you in government who work on the front lines fighting it every day will be able to recognize...

Employing Guilt

Guilt is an emotion that humans experience when they believe they've violated a moral standard. Guilt is usually followed by remorse or regret. Let's say for example, you saw someone drop $20 out of their coat pocket on the street. The morally responsible act...

Keeping Fraudsters Accountable

Our justice system is committed to catching criminals and punishing them appropriately. It's also big on teaching offenders how to be accountable for their behavior so they don't cycle through the penal system again. An article published by the Lafayette Journal & Courier tells...

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...
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