Friday, September 21, 2018

Parenting 101

Have you ever attended a parenting class? If so, I'm willing to bet the course left out the chapter on fraud. It's not often that parents choose fraud over children, but when the situation arises, the justice system created some ''best practices,'' as we...

The Fast Lane

Illegal immigration is a hot topic. It is the backdrop of today's commentary, but it is not what the commentary is about. I focus on fraud. Here's the challenge? once in United States, the undocumented immigrant – like anyone else – needs identification. And,...

Stealing from Others

The Childcare and Development Fund (CCDF), which is administered under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), provides funds that help low-income families secure quality child care. About $5.7 billion in taxpayer dollars are spent each year to allow approved beneficiaries to...

Fraud Forecast

Hello, folks. Today we are going to take a look at our fraud forecast. We currently see that individuals have made a habit of taking advantage of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster relief fund. Luckily for you FEMA, we are looking at...

Stop the Bleeding in Health Insurance Exchange Fraud

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has provided millions of Americans an opportunity to get health insurance and has generated positive benefits for insurers, as well. However, the way that people now purchase health care plans – through online health care exchanges – has opened...

Illinois and Missouri Track Down Unemployment Fraud

What do unemployment benefits and a trip to Costa Rica have in common? Absolutely nothing, of course – unless you're the Manchester, Missouri, man who allegedly received $44,000 in fraudulently obtained unemployment benefits and then used it to help defray the costs of a...

Domino Effect

Listen to this Story A domino effect is said to occur when one action causes a chain reaction. (For example, when a number of dominoes are set very near to one another in a row, they all fall down...

Sovereign Citizens Are People Too

Today's Fraud of the Day, from The Examiner.net comes to us from the ''Show Me'' state, where one Kansas City native was in for a rude awakening when he discovered that despite his status as a 'sovereign citizen,' he could still be charged for...

Growing A Crop of Fraud

The American Farm Bureau Federation states that farmers and ranchers only receive 16 cents out of each dollar spent on food. The remainder goes to ''wages and materials for production, processing, marketing, transportation and distribution.'' (Sometimes, when there's a bad year and crop production...

Tamper Resistant

When criminals get desperate, they'll do just about anything to avoid getting caught, even if it means tampering with a witness. An article published by The Montana Standard tells about a mental health therapist who asked one of her Medicaid patients to lie for...
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