Saturday, December 16, 2017

Living the American Dream

Moving to America, opening your own store and making a profit seems to be the American dream, right? Who said you ever have to do it in the most lawful and moral way? In today's Fraud of the Day from Chicago Tribune, an Iraqi...

Cashing in on Kids

If you are a parent that requires supervision for your child during the day, you want a program that ensures your child is well cared for in a safe and healthy educational environment by qualified child care staff. As a discerning parent, you know...

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...

Pulling Fraud Off the Streets

Statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse show that the abuse of prescription opioids costs our Nation $26 billion in health care-related expenses each year. Another $78.5 billion in costs can be attributed to crime, lost work productivity and health care. A Detroit-area...

Hoist the Surrender Flag

Let's take it to the open seas? Are you familiar with pirate history? Perhaps you've read about Blackbeard's infamous capture of South Carolina in 1718. If not, you've surely seen at least one chapter of the recent pirate movie sequels. You know the drill?...

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...

Juggling Deception

Jugglers are amazingly adept at keeping a variety of objects up in the air, all at the same time. It takes a great deal of skill, concentration and good eye and hand coordination to keep balls, bowling pins, swords, or flaming items moving...

Fish Fraud

With easy access to the Great Lakes, one would imagine the freshwater marine life in Michigan to be pretty tasty. But there's a catch (pun intended). According to NBCNews.com, three food vendors out of Flint, Michigan have been charged with food stamp...

Expecting Fraud

The average life expectancy in the United States is on the rise. As the population ages, additional assistance is needed for those who can no longer manage their lives independently, or just want to get out of the house for some mental and...

Life-Changing Decisions

There are many decisions made in life that can alter our future, including the choice to attend college, move to a new location for a job, get married, or become a parent. The former head of the St. Clair Housing Commission in Michigan made...
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