Thursday, December 14, 2017

Kansas Cracks Down on Food Stamp Fraud

What would you do if you realized someone was stealing from you? You'd do something – take some action: get the police involved to catch the thief and hopefully recover what was stolen. You would expect accountability. That is what's happening in Kansas. The...

Real Disability, Fraudulent Benefits

Listen to this Story The designers of Social Security in the U.S. realized that individuals with disabilities may have a unique set of challenges in order to live independently that requires supplemental financial support. That is why disabled individuals...

Blissful Ignorance

It is important for a government program beneficiary to be well-informed about the rules regarding the financial assistance they qualify for and receive – especially if they want to continue to receive it. (Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to getting free money...

No Contest

When a plea of ''no contest'' is made, it means that the defendant accepts the alleged charges against him or her without admitting guilt or offering a defense. One advantage of entering this type of plea could include the avoidance of a very expensive...

Spilt Milk

Are you familiar with the saying, ''There's no use in crying over spilled milk?'' The bottom line is, crying won't ''unspill'' the milk. Many fraudsters seem to shed a couple tears when they are facing a judge who is ready to sentence them for...

The Insanity of It All

Listen to this Story A proverb states that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result. In that case, today's fraudster might want to see if she can be excused from her sentence for criminal insanity. KGAN-TV reports...

Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures – or Costumes

Here's the thing about government benefits programs – you have to be eligible to receive them. For example, if an application asks you to list the number of people living at an address that are providing you with income (and most of them do),...

Golden Ticket

A driver's license is the golden ticket that allows you to prove positive identity, gain employment, operate a vehicle and enjoy other privileges within the United States. A story posted on KMBC.com tells about a Kansas driver's license examiner who is accused of issuing...

Your Refund’s Not in Kansas Anymore

What did you spend your tax refund on? Some are funding vacations, others new investments like boats and ski-dos – still more are applying them to bills, or to their children's college funds. But in Overland Park, Kansas – and in other places across...

Supplementing Fraud

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are intended to help eligible disadvantaged people who have little or no income meet basic needs for food, clothing and shelter. An article published by The Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier details how an Iowa woman lied about her living...
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