Monday, December 11, 2017

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...

Organizing Unemployment

The fear of unemployment looms over many in our country. With the tough economy as a constant reminder that unemployment could be a possibility for any of us, it is important that those who are eligible for unemployment insurance are able to receive it....

Ingenuity Gone Awry

Most of us believe in the American dream. All that's required is a lot of hard work, ingenuity and a little luck, and it's ours for the taking. Unfortunately, fraudsters usually try to avoid the work, misapply their ingenuity, and focus on the taking....

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...

‘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....

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...
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