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Multiple Fraud and Other Offenses

It Pays to be Behind Bars

For those of us on the outside of prison, we likely count our blessings that we are not donning an orange jumpsuit, following a strict daily schedule in our cells. The freedom to go to work, enjoy dinner in a restaurant or take a...

The Cost of Omission

Just as an act of commission can result in harm, an act of omission can do the same. For example, if you pull out in front of a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed, you are likely to cause an accident for...

Identity Crisis

An identity crisis usually refers to someone who is having a difficult time figuring out their place in society and life, in general. Today's ''Fraud of the Day,'' taken from a Department of Justice press release, focuses on a man who actually had three...

It Pays to be Behind Bars

For those of us on the outside of prison, we likely count our blessings that we are not donning an orange jumpsuit, following a strict daily schedule in our cells. The freedom to go to work, enjoy dinner in a restaurant or take a...

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...

Pointing the Finger

An article in the Post-Tribune reports that an Illinois couple purportedly used government funding to purchase a restaurant and when caught by authorities, tried to pin the blame on the former owners. (Have you heard the saying that when you point the finger at...

Oh SNAP

Recent data states that more than 46 million people participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and more than 8 million people receive benefits from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). Both programs are intended to support economically...

Weeding out Fraud

While U.S. tobacco production has drastically decreased over the past 30 years, the controversial crop is still big business for many farmers. (Unfortunately, where there's a cash crop, fraudsters seem to pop up like weeds.) According to an article in The Fayetteville Observer, a...

To Take or Not to Take Responsibility

When a defendant enters an Alford Plea, it means that there is not an admission of guilt. Even though the person entering the plea maintains his or her innocence, the court treats the plea as if it were a ''guilty'' plea. (Confused yet?) An...

If Only

Today 's fraudster has a case of the "if only 's." If only she hadn't lied about her living situation, she wouldn't be in trouble with the law, again. If only she hadn't left a folder containing information about her fraudulent scheme in plain...
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