Friday, December 15, 2017

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...

Unemployment Funds End When You Get a Job

Prosecutors allege that a Dorchester, Massachusetts woman had three jobs and collected $31,486 from the Commonwealth's Department of Unemployment Assistance over a period of two years. The story comes from the Boston Herald, which reported that Joan M. McNeill pleaded not guilty to unemployment fraud...

‘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....

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...

Disenchanted in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, a popular Caribbean tourist destination, is commonly referred to as the ''Island of Enchantment.'? Known for its beautiful beaches, the territory of the United States exports pharmaceuticals, rum and, unfortunately, stolen personal identities. According to the Eagle Tribune, identify theft or the...

Unemployment as an Indictment

Listen to this Story</strong? When they become unemployed, many Americans take their status as a personal indictment. Most people don't want to be unemployed. Then, of course, there are the fraudsters. In today's Fraud of the Day from WUSA9-TV, six...

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...

Guest Writer: Greg Sullivan

Using metadata to detect widespread healthcare fraud: a Massachusetts example When I served as state inspector general of Massachusetts, I saw first-hand the value of using sophisticated metadata systems to stop wide-spread health care fraud. When it comes to preventing and detecting fraud, states like...

Fraud in Style

I'm told many women find spas to be a sanctuary – a place to blow off steam and forget the stresses of regular life. But with ''blowing off steam,'' typically comes some physical effort. According to an article in Southern Maryland Online, one woman...

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...
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