Wednesday, June 20, 2018

It Will Haunt You

With Halloween around the corner, it seems all the ads on TV are for spooky shows and movies, Halloween costumes and candies, and fun décor; pick up seasonal magazines and you'll likely see the same thing. But I can think of something more haunting...

Finding Help the Wrong Way

Helping others can be a rewarding process both for the individual(s) in need, and those who step up to help. Of course, the point of the good deed is lost if both commit public housing fraud in the process, and that's the case in...

Divorce Doesn’t Default Fraud

From ''I Do's'' to divorce – some couples just never seem to separate. Take for example, a Staten Island couple featured in today's Fraud of the Day from the NYDailyNews.com. They were married in 2006, separated in 2007 and divorced in 2009. But, their...

This Place is a Zoo

It seems like the unemployment office can be a real zoo. With the New York State Comptroller's Office stopping $90,000 in unemployment checks (being sent to people on vacation...erm...what?), it seems that the animals are clawing at their cages. According to the...

The Rockland County Crack Down

Public assistance benefits, like public housing assistance and funds available through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) also known as food stamps, are benefits that exist to help th? needy. When I say ''needy'' I mean people who ''need'' the benefits. And, who decides...

When Identity Fraud Becomes Impersonation

In the past, fraudsters have gone out of their way to commit fraud; digging through trash cans and falsifying documents. Modern technology has enabled fraud to be perpetrated at a more comfortable ''digital'' distance. But today's fraud reported in the New York Daily News...

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...

EZ Pass to Easy Street?

The purpose of an EZ Pass tag is to improve the flow of traffic. The thinking is that if people don't have to stop and throw coins into a bucket or exchange cash with a toll booth operator, there will be fewer bottlenecks on...

The Past – and the Law – Catches Up to Alleged Pension Scammer

Most of us go to work every day, work hard, and stay focused on doing a good job in our chosen profession. The hope is that someday – after years of service – we will have enough money put aside so that we can...

Federal Crop Fraud

Since our country was founded, farmers have been the backbone of the United States. They plant and harvest their crops with the intention of selling them at a profit; and whether the buyer is the local grocery store or a restaurant chain across the...
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