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Multiple Fraud and Other Offenses

Zombie Fraud

It's pretty common to hear about fraud cases where the identity of a deceased person has been stolen by a criminal and used to collect a variety of government benefits for years before getting caught. Sadly, a story in the Conroe-Montgomery County Patch profiles...

A Trail of Fraud

For some criminals, fraud is self-perpetuating. One successful take leads to another and the cycle repeats, until they get caught. According to an article published in the Post Independent, a woman started out with one crime, got caught, pleaded guilty, served time, committed another...

Risky Business

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) exists to protect vulnerable children who are at risk for being neglected or abused. The state agency provides permanent families for children who cannot safely return home; supports early intervention and child abuse prevention activities;...

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...

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed…or Embezzled?

Marrying a person so that they can remain in the United States is not only a federal crime, it's also an extremely complicated scam to pull off. Someone attempting this probably wouldn't want to test their chances, by committing, say, additional frauds. (No happy...

This Spells Trouble

Many doctors are accused of having bad handwriting. But one who can't spell his or her own name? That's going to trigger a fraud alert. The Daily News reports that a spelling error on a New York welfare claim inspired authorities to double-check its...

(Not So) Hidden Hubby

Facebook and fraud don't mix. That's the advice that comes too late for today's fraudster, an Indiana woman who lied about her household's income and occupants in order to secure more than $25,000 in public assistance. An article in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel carries...

A Different Kind of Washington Cartel

Most of us can agree that there's little worse than stealing from children. Unfortunately, kids are an easy target, and especially those whom have been in trouble with the law. The Washington Post has the story of an employee at the D.C. Department of...

Lyin’ for Lunches

Who else has trouble stifling a smile, when the ''Hall Monitor'' is caught breaking the rules? The Washington Post has the adult version: An employee with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently was exposed for fraudulently obtaining subsidized school lunches. The public employee, who also...

More than Your Own Slice of the Pie

A California pizza shop owner is in big trouble for withholding the government's piece of the pie. Bay City News reports that this pizza punk was caught not only evading payroll taxes, but also fudging employee numbers to drive down the cost of his...
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