Thursday, September 20, 2018

Logging onto Fraud Online

What is the first thing you log onto when you sit down in front of your computer? Are you an avid user of social media sites? Or, perhaps you have to start by checking your email? Fraudsters are fleeing to the Internet to take...

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...

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...

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...

Adding Insult to Injury

Things can always go from bad to worse. An article published in the Telegram & Gazette confirms this idiom by telling the story of a Worcester woman accused of stealing the identity of her boyfriend's ex-wife and fraudulently using it to obtain disability benefits....

Making Excuses

In the criminal defense world, authorities hear all kinds of excuses for illegal behavior such as insanity, mental instability, drunkenness, duress, provocation, self defense or entrapment. In the world of food stamp fraud, a unique excuse was recently made by the owner of...

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...

Twin City, Twin Fraud

Did you ever wonder what it would be like to have a twin? When you watch movies about twin brothers and sisters, it seems like there are infinite possibilities of things to get away with, just by switching places with your twin. According to...

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...

No Job? No Problem!

Most unemployment fraud stories are simple: the fraudsters say they aren't working while they really are. Boom, done. But no no, the fraud is getting more complicated, as we'll see in today's Fraud of the Day from the Sentinel-standard.com. The article reports...
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