Thursday, December 14, 2017

Hiding Behind a Lie

You can hide behind a lie for a while, but you can't hide from the truth forever. An Ohio man with a long arrest record tried to hide behind another man's identity for nearly three years, but he was eventually caught lying to his...

Avoiding Scrutiny

If a fraudster wants to avoid scrutiny, it's best not to point a weapon at investigators who show up with a search warrant. A former convenience store owner alerted investigators to his food stamp scam by pointing a gun at federal investigators and police...

Working Hard or Hardly Working?

There are three ways fraudsters usually commit unemployment fraud on purpose. One way is to fill out the application with false information. Another way is to be lazy and don't look for a job. Lastly, just ignore the requirement to report income if actually...

Incognito

Some fraudsters go to a lot of trouble to collect government benefits, but the lies they have to tell to pull off the scam eventually catch up to them. An article posted on WorkersCompensation.com tells about a man who tried to go incognito in...

Self-Inflicted Injury

Vocational rehabilitation services match injured or disabled workers with jobs that suit their abilities. A woman who ran two vocational rehabilitation businesses in Ohio that provided job placement for injured workers took advantage of the employees and the employers she supposedly helped by overbilling...

Pesky Fraudsters

There are lots of pesky things that are bothersome such as ants who invade your kitchen counters and termites who silently eat away at your home's foundation. Fortunately, there are chemical solutions to both of these problems—any local exterminator can put an end to...

Handi-capped or Handy-can?

Despite what many people may want to believe, stealing from the government is not a sustainable way to make end's meet. NBC 4 in Ohio has the story of a handyman caught doing handy-work while collecting temporary total disability benefits from the state's Bureau...

The Downside of Not Thinking Straight

Drugs can turn anyone into a monster, and when you compound a narcotics addiction with existing mental health problems, it's advisable to be prepared for the worst. The Fairborn Daily Herald walks readers through a pair of drug-addled Ohio residents' descent into a life...

Shopping Your Way to The Slammer

It's a bit of a stretch to frame a shopping spree, funded with stolen money, as a blessing from God. The Oregonian reports that, shortly after a Portland woman was instructed to pay back more than $71,000 she stole from the government, she published...

A Little Off the Top

Money may not grow on trees, but that did not stop today's fraudster from trying to shave a little green off with his chainsaw. A recent piece by WCPO-Channel 9 details how an Ohio man was convicted for workers' compensation fraud and forgery after...
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