Saturday, July 21, 2018

Not Legit

Criminals take great effort to make their fraudulent activities look legitimate. An article in The Pittsburg Post-Gazette describes the case of a convenience store owner involved in a scheme to bilk the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) out of thousands of dollars from...

Feeding Fraud

If a patient is unable to consume food or liquids by mouth, doctors may prescribe a feeding tube that can be put directly into the stomach through the abdomen. This procedure bypasses the mouth and esophagus and goes directly into the intestinal system,...

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....

Testy

College entrance exams are required for admittance by most universities in the United States. Some of the most common tests include the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) for undergraduate admittance and the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for business or graduate school entry. An article published...

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...

Dialing for Dollars

It's doubtful that the Pawtucket, Rhode Island, man who was caught collecting more than $7,000 in unemployment insurance while employed, had any idea that the state keeps a prosecutor on-staff solely for these types of cases. (Unfortunately for him, it does.) A press release...

The Convict That Rocks the Cradle

Being a parent is stressful enough; imagine finding out that you unwittingly left your kids in the care of a federal convict? Philly.com has the story of a middle-aged Philadelphia man who failed to include evidence of his criminal record when he applied for...

Fraud is Confining

Initially, when fraudsters dream about launching a scam to defraud, they are thinking about how wonderful life is going to be with the additional cash in their bank account. They don't usually think far enough down the line to consider how confining an act...

A Wrinkle in Fraud

Botox injections are usually associated with the prevention of wrinkles. The drug can also be used to prevent chronic migraines and muscle spasms associated with Multiple Sclerosis, plus provide relief from the discomfort of many other medical conditions. An article posted on NewsChannel9.com tells...

Food for Thought

Through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides nutritious food to young children, older adults and chronically impaired disabled persons in institutions such as day care centers and group homes. (This is definitely food for thought –...
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