Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ex-inmate Sentenced for Student Loan Fraud

According to the KSDK.com article, Michelle Owens—an ex-inmate from the South Carolina Correctional Institution—used her prison job in the educational office to gather other inmates' personal information. She then used that information to apply to be a student at Webster University, where she...

A Lengthy Rap Sheet

A police record of a person's criminal history, which documents the number of arrests and convictions, is commonly called a ''rap sheet.'' Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' details the story of a Philadelphia man who had a rap sheet a mile long. ...

You’ve Got Mail

How often do you check your mail? No, I'm not saying ''email.'? I mean your actual mail. Do you check it enough to notice that someone else might be taking some things that belong to you? In an ABC 27 article, one Pennsylvania native...

Destination Fraud

Destination weddings are all the rage. After all, why not attend a wedding in a beautiful location and stay a little longer for some extra rest and relaxation? According to an article published by WBTW.com, it looks like some tourists are doing the opposite....

Facing Fraud

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, nearly $11 billion was spent on more than 10 million cosmetic procedures during 2012. How far will someone go to fund the cost of these procedures (which cost a mint)? United Press International (UPI) posted...

Speak Up

Sometimes, you can get into trouble for speaking up, but there also are times when you can find yourself in a predicament by keeping your mouth shut. An article posted on CBSNews.com describes how a Pennsylvania man is accused of neglecting to explain to...

Home Is Where the Fraud Is

We've all heard the expression: ''home is where the heart is.'' For most of us, this sentiment rings true. A home provides a sense of security and shelter. But, times are tough, and not everyone is able to afford housing to meet these needs. That's...

Fraud 101

School is hard, but for those who had to work for years in order to pay off student debt, it's even harder. It's because of these hardworking individuals that student loan fraud is so sickening. As reported in The Post and Courier, thirteen individuals...

The Biggest Offender

A day does not usually pass where you don't read about a long list of shady characters who were convicted of fraud against the government. (Try not to be too depressed. This means that more perpetrators are being caught and prosecuted every day.) Today...

How Many People Live at Your House?

Everyone has needs – the most basic being food, clothing and shelter. Today's Fraud of the Day from the Pocono Record, addresses a potential case of fraud involving the last of these three needs? shelter. The article reports that a low income housing resident has...
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