Friday, June 22, 2018

Promises

A promise is a vow to carry out an intention. There are many different types of promises, such as one between friends, who agree to keep a secret; promises by spouses to love and cherish each other in a marriage and promises by...

Brazen

Individuals who commit fraud can be very bold and brazen, not to mention sneaky and not very bright when it comes to carrying out a criminal scheme. Somehow, they can reason that their need to steal money is justified and they proceed with the...

Taking Candy from Babies

Have you ever heard of the saying: ''It's like taking candy from a baby''? The expression explains the ease in taking something from a defenseless entity. What if we changed the expression to say: ''It's like stealing a Social Security number (SSN) from a...

It All Adds Up

It's easy to think that the fraudulent heist of a few thousand dollars in government benefits is not a big deal. But, when there are thousands of people capitalizing on benefits they don't deserve, it all adds up to more than you think. An...

Entitled

The federal government has a number of entitlement programs that provide beneficiaries with funds for which they qualify. It has been argued that people who take advantage of these programs by stealing benefits they are not entitled to receive are part of an...

Traffic Jam

Think fast. What do you think of when you hear the term? food stamps? Time's up. Did you imagine someone down on his or her luck without a job and trying to feed a family? Or...did you picture expensive, luxury cars? Somehow, it seems...

Down South Duo

In the ''Big Easy,'' you can take a walk down the busy streets of NOLA, catching beads and sipping drinks, or venture to the swampy depths to hunt alligator or pack the stadium to cheer on the football team. From the Cajun spices to...

Official Lies Lead to Official Trouble

The Maine criminal code states that a person can be guilty of ''unsworn falsification'' if they make a written false statement they do not believe is true. A woman from Maine, who officially lied on her government benefits applications, is now in official trouble...

Housing Authority Puts 2 and 2 Together

Cars are becoming kryptonite for fraudsters. Just like last week's fraud on the ''blind'' man who was caught on videotape driving on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway, this story from the Associated Press showcases yet another automotive blooper. Housing Authorities in Worcester, Mass. are...

Modus Operandi

Fraudsters consider lying to be an important part of their modus operandi. (It's just part of the job description.) A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) press release tells about a Louisiana doctor who scammed Medicare out of millions of dollars by lying about the...
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