Monday, December 11, 2017

Fraud Hits a Pothole

It takes a bold public employee to collect workers' compensation checks from the state, all while running a home improvement business on the side. But, according to a recent Syracuse.com report, that is what one former New York State Department of Transportation employee did...

What a Way to End a Career

Most people work hard and save money in hopes that they will live a comfortable lifestyle following their retirement. (After all, the golden years are supposed to be spent enjoying favorite hobbies, travelling and spending time with love ones, right?) An article published in...

Blind Ambition

Blind ambition is a term used to describe someone who is so immersed in a goal that they will do anything and everything to achieve that goal no matter the consequences of their actions. An article published in the New York Daily News describes...

Disadvantaged

The City of New York's Department of Education distributes federal funding for supplemental education services to benefit students attending under-performing public schools. This means that approved providers can collect more funding from the government if they increase the number of students receiving their...

Fueling Fraud

Criminals commit fraudulent acts for all sorts of reasons. They may be under financial pressure, need to support an addictive habit or just because they can. A story posted on Syracuse.com tells the story of the widow of a murdered pizzeria owner and an...

Grappling with Fraud

Part of the intrigue of a wrestling match or martial arts competition is watching opponents grapple. Just like in combat sports, where there are a few tried and true methods for getting an adversary in a vulnerable position for the ''take down,'' the...

Fraud Posers

Posers give off the false impression that they are part of something because they dress, talk or act like a particular group. In reality, they are just acting the part of someone they are not in order to gain status or a particular benefit....

Hungry for Fraud

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2012, the annual expenditure for food by a single consumer was approximately $3,900. The Democrat & Chronicle describes the story of a grocery store operator who received nearly twice that amount in food stamp...

Robbing the Taxpayer, One Card Swipe at a Time

When you think of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), what comes to mind? Maybe you think of someone who is struggling to get by and trying to buy food for his or her family. Or...perhaps you still remember the days before Electronic Benefit...

Weathering the Fraud Storm

It never ceases to amaze me how many ways fraudsters capitalize on government benefits. (These fraudulent opportunists specialize in lining their pockets with additional cash they don't deserve at the expense of their victims.) An article posted on CSPnet.com explains how convenience store co-owners...
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