Monday, June 18, 2018

Posthumous Fraud

Some awards are given posthumously. For example, the prestigious Medal of Honor recognizes soldiers who went above and beyond the call of duty while serving their country. Since many of the recipients died during their acts of valor, the medal is often awarded posthumously...

Hocus Pocus

You wake up. You get dressed. You brush your teeth and try not to get toothpaste on your cornflower blue shirt. You go to work. Or, while at least that's how it works for most of us, there are those who believe that a...

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...

A Change for the Worst

People are always trying to change their appearance – work out regimens, plastic surgery, anti-aging products, new apparel and identity fraud. Wait...Identity Fraud? You read it right – especially if the change in identity can assist you in receiving public housing benefits. (Who can...

Massachusetts Cracking Down on Convenience Store Fraud

The Attorney General for Massachusetts has had it with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) fraud, also known as food stamp fraud. In fact, Martha Coakley is behind the effort to severely punish convenience stores caught accepting Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card funds for items...

Confirming Suspicions

Massachusetts is reaping the rewards of taking steps to crack down on fraud, waste and abuse within the commonwealth's food benefit program. A story in The Boston Globe states that the success rate has increased due to quadrupling the number of investigators assigned...

Store Owner Arrested in Connection with Food Stamp Fraud Case

Many of us have pretty good lives. We have a home, and are able pay our mortgage every month; we have kids, and are able to help provide for them as they pursue an education; and from time to time, we splurge on...

Doubling Down on Fraud

Listen to this Story You can't collect unemployment benefits if you are working. You also can't collect unemployment benefits if you're in prison. (Although many incarcerated people have jobs or roles in prison, they are unquestionably not available for...

Keep Your Mouth Shut

Listen to this Story Overconfidence can sometimes result in boasting. (Fraudsters sometimes just can't help themselves when it comes to bragging about their crime.) An article posted on StarTribune.com reveals the story of how a prideful restaurant owner's exaggerated...

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,...
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