Thursday, December 14, 2017

A Piece of the Pizza Pie

No matter how you slice it, pizza is one of America's favorite meals. It's easy to make a phone call to a pizza delivery service or bake a frozen pizza pie when time is short. And let's not forget that a cold piece of...

Following the Breadcrumbs

Hansel and Gretel left a trail of breadcrumbs on purpose so they could find their way back home after being abandoned in the woods. A convenience store owner in Baltimore left a trail of evidence (not on purpose) that led authorities to his participation...

Lyin’ for Lunches

Who else has trouble stifling a smile, when the ''Hall Monitor'' is caught breaking the rules? The Washington Post has the adult version: An employee with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently was exposed for fraudulently obtaining subsidized school lunches. The public employee, who also...

Identity Crisis

An identity crisis usually refers to someone who is having a difficult time figuring out their place in society and life, in general. Today's ''Fraud of the Day,'' taken from a Department of Justice press release, focuses on a man who actually had three...

Access Denied

The first day on a job usually requires a new employee to spend time filling out a mountain of forms containing a lot of personal information. In order to get a paycheck, workers must provide a name, address, Social Security number and a...

‘Billing Integrity” Program Turns up the Heat on Homestead Exemption Fraudsters

Anyone who works for a government program that can be defrauded knows that agencies must dedicate resources to finding fraud. But here's the interesting thing? the amount of fraud discovered often pays for the people and technology allocated to find it, and much more....

The Game of Fraud

According to a recent article in The Baltimore Sun, food stamp fraud is big business in the Baltimore area. Unfortunately for the criminals participating in the wide-spread food stamp fraud scheme, law enforcement is ahead of their game. The article details the...

SNAP EBT Cards Used to Buy Cocaine and Alcohol

Republican State Representatives in Massachusetts are calling for changes in how the state manages its welfare system after a group of fraudsters (called grifters in the article) was charged with scamming thousands from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by fraudulently using Electronic Benefits...

Ignorance is Not Bliss

A lot of bad things can happen when you are unaware. For instance, you may not know that there is a leaky water pipe in your kitchen ceiling. While on vacation, the pipe bursts and you return to a flooded house needing thousands of...

Monkey Business

Monkeys are lively, intelligent animals that behave similarly to humans in many ways. Just like humans, monkeys can be mischievous, but they generally do not commit fraud. The Telegram & Gazette reports about a Worcester woman, who was monkeying around with the Massachusetts Department...
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