Saturday, July 21, 2018

Baltimore Takes Proactive Stance – Strips Tax Credits from 2,157 Homes

Baltimore is leading the charge against improper payments, asking the state to strip $1.3 million worth of tax credits from more than 2,000 homes. The tax credits were supposed to go to those living in their homes, but these ''homes'' might better be...

My Evil Twin Did It

TheIndyChannel.com recently featured a story about a former state worker who, when accused of defrauding the government of $15,000, blamed it on her evil twin. Seriously... I can't make this stuff up. According to the story, a former employee of the Indiana Department of...

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...

Just when you think you’ve pulled a fast one…SNAP!

It can be surprising to realize how easily multiple small thefts can add up. The Indianapolis Star Tribune details how an all-women crime ring in Indiana stole more than $100,000 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. The connecting factor in the scheme was a...

Child Care Fraud Allegations – Not Child’s Play

Most parents share a common need? child care. But while the need for the service may be the same, parents' ability to pay for it may differ dramatically. In fact, some parents are caught in a bind – they need to work, but they...

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...

Indiana Man Moonlights While Collecting Unemployment

The goal of unemployment insurance is to provide temporary financial assistance to displaced workers who have lost their job through no fault of their own. The benefit gives unemployed Americans the chance to look for a good job, and not accept the first offer...

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...

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...
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