Thursday, August 16, 2018

Exploiting the Dead

Fraudsters don't discriminate. They target victims of all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life – or death. An article posted on ConnectMidMissouri.com states that a Georgia man used the identities of deceased individuals to steal more than $2.3 million...

This Boat Don’t Float

It’s tough for small business owners to keep their companies afloat without qualified, hardworking employees. The owner of a small Minnesota company that provided personal care assistants (PCAs) for disabled clients misrepresented her staff’s qualifications to Medicaid through the submission of $601,000 in fraudulent...

Aspirations

Listen to this Story Coming to the United States offers immigrants an opportunity to prosper in a country with more pervasive social freedoms and economic opportunities. However, The Star Tribune tells the story of a Minnesota couple who took the opportunity to use some aspiring...

Fill ‘er Up Fraud

It can be a costly lesson on both sides when public employees who are entrusted with the ability to make purchases on behalf of the government that employs them instead abuse their authority. According to a Hattiesburg American report, a former city Water Department...

Repeat Offender Forced to Eliminate Food Stamps from Diet

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, is funded by taxpayers and provides assistance to American citizens who are struggling to put healthy food on the table for their families. According to 2012 SNAP data, the program assisted...

A Change of Mind

You've probably heard the expression: ''it's a woman's prerogative to change her mind.'' In today's Fraud of the Day from WTVA.com, a Mississippi woman changed her mind and made a decision to reverse her ''not guilty'' plea regarding her involvement in a...

Missouri Businessman with Significant Income Charged with Unemployment Fraud

It's not easy being in the fraud business today; apparently, there are tabs to run up in bars by fraudsters – those have to be paid! There are checks to cash and then there are the fraudsters' vacations to Costa Rica – which...

Dark Clouds Are Building

Spring has given way to summer and both seasons have been chock full of heavy storms. While we think Mother Nature is the only thing to fear as tornados and hurricanes run roughshod over the country, we should remember that the fraudsters targeting disaster...

A Tall Order of Fraud

Bartenders seem to be pretty close with locals/regulars; memorizing drink orders, personal interests, jobs, etc. What do you do when a bartender puts these people skills to use, in the wrong way? A StarTribune.com article reports how one Minneapolis bartender used her connections to...
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