Friday, December 15, 2017

Commonalities

What do luxury cars, a $3.5 million residence in California and private jets have in common? A press release from the Department of Justice states that a husband and his wife enjoyed all three of these benefits as a result of their fraudulent...

Oh SNAP

Recent data states that more than 46 million people participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and more than 8 million people receive benefits from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). Both programs are intended to support economically...

Multi-Agency Success

Some problems are better solved in teams. For example, if you've seen some crime shows, you know that law enforcement agencies find teamwork a necessary method to crime solving. Combining multiple minds and perspectives, as well as different connections and processes, create the perfect...

What a Character

It has been said that a person's character is determined by the choices made when no one is looking. It's also important to remember that choices have consequences, which impact others. The website NOLA.com reports on a New Orleans man, who failed to consider...

Bad Habits are Hard to Break

Habits are easier to make than they are to break. An article published on Kentucky.com reports on a woman who had a bad habit of lying. She started her life of crime by lying about a disability on a Social Security Administration...

Entrepreneurial Fraud

Small businesses are usually good for the community because they create job opportunities, while generating tax revenue that ultimately benefits local residents. A story published on NOLA.com tells about a mother and daughter team of entrepreneurs, who operated a Louisiana tax preparation business with...

Daycare, Who Cares?

Did you ever send your children to daycare? Were you apprehensive about the process? Putting your children in the hands of another person can certainly create some anxiety. According to a Courier-Journal article, some parents may be thinking twice about daycare now that one...

Wigging Out

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service has specific parameters that retail stores must meet to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In general, an approved retail establishment must sell food for home preparation and consumption, meeting specific criteria. Although...

Finding the Truth in Fiction

Fiction often has an element of truth to it, but isn't quite accurate when compared to reality. (Fictional persons, places or things can be used to hide the truth, throwing those seeking justice off base.) A Department of Justice press release tells about a...

The Insanity of It All

When a criminal defendant uses an insanity plea, it means they declare they did not understand they were doing something wrong while committing a crime. (That's my non-legal definition.) A Department of Justice press release tells about a woman who claimed an insanity defense...
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