Saturday, February 24, 2018

Go to Prison, Get…Paid?

It takes some real nerve to fraudulently use the state as a source of income while it has you imprisoned. But that's exactly what a Massachusetts inmate was caught doing, according to a press release published by the Attorney General's office. The man first began...

Free Ride

It is estimated that Medicaid fraud costs American taxpayers approximately $80 billion per year. A portion of that tab can be traced to fraudulent ambulance transport providers, who are supposed to provide a ride to qualified beneficiaries requiring medical services. An article...

Housing Fraud Could Be Next Great Idea for Reality TV

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and many state agencies provide housing assistance to needy individuals and their families. Unfortunately, unscrupulous individuals fraudulently acquire low-income and Section 8 housing vouchers, which prevents those who truly need the benefit from receiving assistance. Sometimes,...

Five Stand Accused of Unemployment Fraud

Unemployment compensation sounds like such a simple concept? if you are unemployed and meet your state's eligibility requirements for benefits, you receive unemployment compensation. What's the key requirement in all states? Oh yeah, that you're unemployed. Yet, so many individuals find themselves in the...

A Spike in Fraud

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service, the trafficking rate for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has dropped dramatically over the past twenty years due to technology which is used to track and control abuse of the former food...

Working Behind Bars

When an individual is sentenced to prison, they are to expect a life of daily activity planned from the time they wake up until ''lights-out.'? While most prisons are strict about schedules, somehow some enterprising fraudsters still are able to squeeze in time to...

Second Chances Don’t Come Often

The United States correctional system is founded upon a principle that its name should give away—reforming those who have committed crimes into honest members of society; and that is why we should hope for a rare story of redemption in today's all-too-common story of...

Beware of the Heedless Horoscope

The Battle Creek Enquirer has the otherworldly story of a superstitious Michigan CEO, who is now serving prison time for using half a million dollars in company money to finance a phony psychic. A recent report details how the man, after twenty five years at...

Lottery Loser

Last time I checked, winning the lottery counted as a source of income. For example, if someone had to pay a bill, and miraculously won the lottery, they could use some of their winnings to pay their bill. Seems simple enough, right? Perhaps not...

All American Fraud

When you hear the term ''All-American,'' it brings to mind a lot of things that are unique to American culture. Fourth of July fireworks, apple pie, baseball, NASCAR and Elvis are just a few of the iconic images that might pop into your head....
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