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Multiple Fraud and Other Offenses

How Low Can a Fraudster Go?

It's bad enough when a fraudster scams one benefit program, but it takes a pretty devious mind to scam multiple programs all at the same time. An article in The Washington Times reports on a Florida woman who received more than $300,000 in...

Driving Away Fraud

Once in awhile, bribes can be considered beneficial, as long as they are not illegal and they don't harm anyone. For instance, parents have been known to hand out candy or money rewarding their children's positive behavior. (This might be questionable for some,...

A Novel Idea

Sometimes, an idea for an intriguing novel comes from real life. Form a plot around a love relationship between a celebrity, her fugitive boyfriend and their lavish lifestyle; add in a police detective gone rogue, stolen money, deception and voilà – you have...

Cropping Fraud

Every year, bad weather causes crops to fail. The federal government offers crop protection insurance to farmers, ranchers and other agricultural entities through the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), which is managed by the Risk Management Agency (RMA) of the U.S. Department of...

Stealing from Children

The State of New York provides special education services to children of preschool age who have developmental disabilities. Once these children enter kindergarten, these services are usually provided by the public school system. Prior to that time, the state funds authorized contractors, who provide...

Lottery Loser

Last time I checked, winning the lottery counted as a source of income. For example, if someone had to pay a bill, and miraculously won the lottery, they could use some of their winnings to pay their bill. Seems simple enough, right? Perhaps not...

Disadvantaged

The City of New York's Department of Education distributes federal funding for supplemental education services to benefit students attending under-performing public schools. This means that approved providers can collect more funding from the government if they increase the number of students receiving their...

Double your Crime, Double the Time

So how much of a prison sentence should you get when you not only help people obtain unlawfully produced driver's licenses, but also provide this service exclusively to criminals? We've got double the trouble here, as a New Hampshire dynamic duo teamed up to...

Dark Times Ahead for Fraudsters in the Sunshine State

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. It's always darkest before the dawn. These are slogans we typically refer to when we are about to undertake some major initiative like putting a stop to fraud. Sometimes the battle seems hard, and we even question whether the struggle...

Family Charged with Public Assistance Fraud and Grand Theft

Talk about a family that ''Frauds'' together..? A Palm Beach County Sheriff's Corrections deputy, along with her mother and stepfather, are accused of trying to defraud the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Belle Glade Housing Authority out of more than $100,000. On top...
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