Friday, June 22, 2018

Image is Everything

To pull off a scheme capable of stealing $205 million from Medicare, there's usually a multitude of players involved in a game that robs the elderly and the poor of medical benefits. An article posted on WPTV.com covers a man who was responsible for...

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...

Two New Yorkers Face Charges in Connection with Public Housing Fraud Cases

In life, there are things that we want, like great jobs and nice cars, and things that we need. At a minimum, the basic needs can be narrowed down to food, clothing and shelter. If you are lacking in one of those three key...

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''...

Kicking Back

The word ''kickback'' has several meanings. The most common social definition involves relaxing with friends or family, such as in, ''Why don't you come on over and let's kickback and watch a movie.'' Another definition of the word involves unethical behavior, such as when...

When the Wrong Opportunity Knocks

Sometimes we miss opportunities even though they are right in front of us. For example, a rejected invitation to attend a happy hour with co-workers may have provided an introduction to a new friend or a possible job opportunity within your company. (But you'll...

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...

I’m Having a Fraud Attack

Would you know what to do if someone exclaimed? ''I'm having a heart attack?'? My guess is that you are not a cardiologist, so your knowledge of treatment past calling 9-1-1 and providing CPR would probably be limited. According to a NorthJersey.com article, one...

Taking Advantage of Company Perks

Company perks are great? Whether you have an office full of extensive coffee selections or complimentary gym memberships, the little ''extra'' is usually an enjoyable treat. For fraudsters, company perks may be a bit dangerous, especially when these individuals take things that aren't meant...

Cashing in on Fraud

Check cashing businesses are convenient because multiple financial needs can be taken care of at one time for a small fee. Customers can pay a variety of bills including utilities, mortgages or credit card bills all at once. Sometimes, small businesses also use check...
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