Thursday, December 14, 2017

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...

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...

The Sound of Identity Theft

The Dominican Republic's sandy shores are surrounded by the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, making it a popular tourist destination. The county, which has the second largest economy in the Caribbean, is dependent upon agriculture and service industries...

Stealing From Behind Bars

In order to receive unemployment benefits, a person has to be available for and actively seeking work. If incarcerated, the program will not pay out. (It's obviously hard to hold down a job if a person is behind bars or in shackles for a...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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,...

If Lying Were a Job

If lying happened to be an actual occupation, would you thrive? Most of us probably wouldn't. Where's the job satisfaction in withholding, omitting or altering the truth? But if we think about it, being a fraudster is similar to lying as an occupation. At...
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