Monday, October 16, 2017

Video Star

Some people will do just about anything to be a movie star. Moving across the country to Hollywood, selling possessions to fund the trip, and working multiple jobs to foot the bill for the dream of leaving a legacy on the big screen. A...

Where You Wish No One Knew Your Name

Cheers, the popular 1980's television sitcom about a bar in Boston, Massachusetts paints a picture of a cozy and friendly establishment where everyone knows your name. The former owner and operator of a sports bar and grill in neighboring New Hampshire fleeced more than...

Semi-Retired, Fully Criminal

Many retirees are making their way back into the office because they want to work, boost their retirement incomes, or balance the fulfillment of holding a part-time job with the flexibility of semi-retired status. However, when people retire because of a disability, they are...

Engineering Illegal Benefits

In general, engineers develop solutions for technical problems. Their job is to make things better, not cause more problems. The New Hampshire Union Leader tells the story of a man who tried to engineer a scheme to steal one month's worth of unemployment insurance...

A Certifiable Fraudster

When a person certifies something, he or she attests that something is true or accurate. For example, in order to obtain a work visa in the United States, a foreign national must have a job in the country and provide certification that they actually...

The Unique Faces of Fraud

Just like every fingerprint is different, the same goes for faces. Each face has unique features that identify an individual – such as the distance between the eyes, the shape of the nose or the depth of a person's eye sockets. According...

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...

Man Accused of Using a Deceased Tax Preparer’s ID to Commit Tax Refund Fraud

By now, we've all heard that fraudsters are stealing identities of the deceased to collect tax refunds; but think about this take on it? stealing the identity of a deceased tax preparer to file fraudulent returns. (Fraudsters love the deceased. No complaints.? It seems...

When the Blind Can See

There's a lot of ways to make a million dollars, and a lot of ways to steal it. For those inclined to steal, you have a number of options in New Jersey; for example, you could hold up a bank and risk many years...

Coaching Benefit Applicants to Quit Jobs to Receive Benefits

Sometimes unemployment really is all it's cracked up to be. The PostChronicle.com reports that the Morris County Office of Temporary Assistance in New Jersey has been ''allegedly giving handouts to people who don't need assistance.'' The two anonymous sources that the PostChronicle.com...
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