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Multiple Fraud and Other Offenses

One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Fraud

Farmers can buy insurance to protect themselves in case they lose their crops to natural disasters such as floods, drought or hail. It also covers policy holders if prices for agricultural commodities decline and revenue drops. An article posted on ValleyNewsLive.com tells about two...

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...

Nassau Social Services Fraud Unit Improves Performance

As any ''Fraud of the day'' reader knows, there are a lot of fraudsters out there using some creative – and some not-so-creative – approaches to defrauding government programs. Federal, state and local agencies are combating these efforts and, as is the case with...

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...

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...

What’s in a name? For some, jail time.

The Republican via MassLive.com reports on a particularly strange web of lies woven by a Massachusetts man during his plot to steal more than $100,000 worth of social services from the state and federal government. Prosecutors allege that the man used a stolen social...

Double Identities

When it comes to applying for and receiving government benefits, our identities play a pretty important role. On paper and online our Social Security numbers (SSN), our birthday, our name and our address define who we are and, frankly, where the agency should send...

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...

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...

Well That’s Not Fair

Some things in life aren't fair. If all was fair in love and war, the world would likely be full of fraudsters. To reinforce a sense of fairness, the U.S. government strives to remove fraudsters from programs that are intended to provide assistance to...
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