Saturday, May 26, 2018

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Student Loan Scam Unravels

College is expensive. The costs add up quickly? books, tuition, and food – students have to eat – and room and board can easily reach into the thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars, per year. If you've ever been a student or...

Deflating Fraud

The Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides financial assistance to help families with low incomes pay for child care. The purpose of the program is to provide good care for children while their parents work or pursue an education that can eventually help...

Missouri Tax Fraud Aimed at $100 Million Payout

A million dollars isn't cool, you know what's cool? A hundred million dollars. According to The Kansas City Star, that amount of money was apparently the target of a nationwide conspiracy to defraud the government that spanned eight states and was...
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