Monday, December 11, 2017

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...

A Marriage of Convenience

Who doesn't like to hear a good story about how a couple met? Some people meet by chance or were set up on a blind date. Others began their march down the aisle at work, school, social functions and church or through...

The Details Matter

Have you ever wished you lived somewhere other than your current residence? Perhaps a beachfront home on a secluded island or a cabin tucked away in the evergreens of Vermont? Maybe you even wished that the father of your children didn't live with you...

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...

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...

Lords of the Fraud Ring

If you're spending too much time on the job committing unemployment fraud, are you really technically employed? (Only if you get a check for it.) That's the question that this story from the Minden Press-Herald raises in today's fraud of the day. It 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...

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...

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...

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...
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