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A Few Bad Apples

Most state employees are honest, hard-working people who go to work every day with the intention of doing their jobs to the best of their ability in service to the state and its taxpayers. And then...there are a few bad apples? those who misuse...

Some Habits Are Hard To Break

Note to self: While working on one's car in a public space, the convenience of balancing highly addictive narcotics on its hood may be outweighed by the risk of being detained—especially if the vehicle may have been stolen. (This has been your ''Courtesy Common...

Gambling with Fraud is a Losing Bet

You'd think that someone who used to own a bail bonding company would be well aware of the costs of running afoul of the law. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that a Virginia man, who also was a former tax preparer who once unsuccessfully campaigned...

Slapping Labels on Fraud

Sometimes labels are necessary. We use them to categorize and to organize things or people. For example, we can slap a label on a folder for bills that have been paid so they are not confused with those which have not been...

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...

Another Lottery Winner Charged with Welfare Fraud

Public assistance programs exist to help members of the public who need assistance. It's really that simple. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that if someone wins the lottery, the chances are excellent that they don't need additional...

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...

Medical Maniacs

A Southern California medical practice's conspiracy to defraud Medicare and Medi-Cal, by billing the health benefits programs for false anti-psychotics prescriptions multiple times, has history-making impudence, according to a January report by Healthcare Finance News. The report details an investigation – dubbed ''Operation Psych...

The Downside of Not Thinking Straight

Drugs can turn anyone into a monster, and when you compound a narcotics addiction with existing mental health problems, it's advisable to be prepared for the worst. The Fairborn Daily Herald walks readers through a pair of drug-addled Ohio residents' descent into a life...

House of Cards

If you have ever built a house with a deck of cards, you know that one wrong move can cause the paper structure to fall. It doesn't take much to cause a shaky foundation to collapse – an unsteady hand, a light breeze or...
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