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Multiple Fraud and Other Offenses

Family Loyalty

In some families, loyalty runs deep ,so deep that members are willing to risk committing crimes to remain a part of the family unit. One man 's family loyalty caused him to commit multiple types of fraud, including the creation of a fraudulent passport...

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...

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...

Looking for a Brilliant Idea

When the word ''brilliant'' comes to mind, other synonyms such as clever, intelligent, talented, wise and smart often follow. These are usually not terms associated with criminals. (Words like deplorable, illegal, villain and crooked seem more appropriate.) According to an article in the Chicago...

Shackled by Fraud

Shackles, which can be described in a literal or figurative manner, prevent people from doing something freely and without restriction. For example, prisoners wear shackles and chains to prevent them from going anywhere very fast. Once convicted, a criminal record will shackle...

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...

License to Defraud

Certain vehicles and professions require a commercial driver's license (CDL). Examples include operators of tractor trailers, box trucks, garbage trucks, limousines and school buses. An articleposted on TruckingInfo.com tells about two separate cases related to a CDL test-taking scheme in New York that issued...

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...

Fraud, Fraud and More Fraud

The news of an oil spill is never pleasant. The damage inflicted by the spill on the livelihoods of people in the community and on the environment has the potential to be life changing. And, while we may dislike the inevitable increase in the...

Epic Offense

An epic usually details the extraordinary feats accomplished by a hero. Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' tells how an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran twisted the details of his ''not so heroic'' actions in order to bilk the federal government out of more than $750,000...
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