Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Back Door Fraud

Chronic pain, whether physical or emotional, is unpleasant no matter how you look at it. When people use unhealthy coping mechanisms to deal with their pain, situations often become worse. (Some turn to smoking, drinking, overeating, or using drugs to make their pain go...

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...

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...

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...

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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