Monday, June 25, 2018

Cutting Corners

The cost of worker's compensation insurance varies widely according to industry and location, not to mention how long a business has been accident-free. The owner of a small business in New Jersey tried to cut costs ($600,000 to be exact) at his electronic recycling...

No Love Lost

There's no love lost between the government and criminals who try to defraud its benefit programs. A woman who formerly ran a tax preparation business ironically called Compassionate Financial Service also lacked compassion for the victims she used to carry out an unemployment benefit...

Black Belt in Justice

Jiu jitsu is a martial art that requires a great deal of physical strength to outsmart and disable an opponent. (So one would reason that if a person claimed they were disabled, the chances for participating in a martial arts competition would be nil.)A...

Worker Bees

It doesn't matter how far down the food chain you are in a fraud scheme, if you get caught you're going to have to face the consequences. A couple in Elizabeth, New Jersey just realized how true this is after admitting to their roles...

A Different Kind of Financial Cushion

Does making the effort to save money really count if that money is stolen? (Objectively speaking, no.) Last January, the New Jersey Attorney General's office published a press release that detailed how a young man is in trouble with the law after he ''inherited''...

Fraudulent Driving Conditions

Responsible drivers know that when you get into a fender bender, you pull over and exchange insurance information with the other driver. But what happens when the other driver has a bogus insurance card? It's fortunate that in today's Fraud of the Day story,...

Trail of Evidence

All fraudsters leave a trail of evidence when committing crimes, no matter how good they are at burying it. An article posted on NorthJersey.com tells the story of how tens of thousands of fraudulently submitted Medicaid claims led investigators to the mastermind of one...

Losing Control

Many people have a fear of losing control. In a world already full of uncertainty, fraudsters attempt to control their destiny by stealing from others so that they can live a more predictable, comfortable lifestyle. (Unfortunately, these unscrupulous individuals perpetuate even more anxiety for...

Going to Great Lengths

Criminals often go to great lengths to fraudulently obtain money. An article posted on WKYC.com tells the story of a couple who ran an elaborate scheme involving fake high school diplomas, undeserved financial aid and a college operated by the man and his wife. The...

Second Time Around

You would think that one jail term experience would be sufficient to encourage a fraudster to refrain from committing another crime. An article posted on NJ.com tells about the criminal acts of one man who managed to direct an unemployment insurance fraud scheme from...
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