Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Too Good to be True

There are some criminals who are on a mission to defraud from the get-go, then there are others who find themselves stuck in a difficult position where they want to do the honorable thing, but in the end choose not to for whatever reason....

Oh…the Irony

Isn't it ironic how some fraudsters will work very hard to carry off a scam, but earning an honest living is not an option? Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' focuses on a married couple who told multiple lies about their employment situation, then got...

Candidly Criminal

If you're going to carry around an 8-inch knife, an airsoft pistol and a marijuana pipe, with someone else's Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card wrapped around your neck, it is advisable that you choose your method of transportation —and your words—wisely. MLive.com reports that...

Bottom Feeders Need Not Apply

The Mount Desert Islander reports on a man approaching middle age in Bar Harbor, Maine, who conspired to secure some extra financial cushion for his impending golden years by fraudulently collecting unemployment checks over a four-year period. (No amount of bailing is going to...

Contributing to an Epidemic

Listen to this Story Throughout the United States, abuse of prescription narcotics is a serious problem affecting millions of people. (To make matters worse, doctors who violate the Hippocratic Oath tend to make the healing gods very angry.) According...

Taking Generosity Too Far

Listen to this Story Unemployment benefits were created to help people who recently lost their jobs manage expenses as they look for new opportunities. (Therefore, it should go without saying that in order to qualify for unemployment insurance, the...

License to Steal

Listen to this Story Licenses are generally required to either practice in a particular employment field or to operate something. (For example, you cannot drive an automobile without first passing the driving test and proving that you can...

Circumventing Fraud

Listen to this Story Fraudsters are not usually ones to follow the rules and are quite adept at circumventing systems put in place to prevent government benefits from falling into the wrong hands. An article published by the Livingston...

Crowdfrauding

Crowdfunding is a popular way to raise money for a successful business venture or new product idea, usually accomplished through the Internet. (The concept involves obtaining a little bit of money from a lot of people.) Conversely, an article posted on Fox17Online.com tells about...

Stealing Evidence

It's not a good idea to steal evidence when you have been charged with an offense. (It can only get you deeper into trouble with the law.) A Federal Bureau of Investigation press release details how two owners of several home health care companies...
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