Friday, December 15, 2017

Squaring Up

The term “double-crosser” refers to someone who does something different from what they promised. Today’s fraudster agreed to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as a retail provider, but didn’t abide by the government program’s rules. He double-crossed the government twice and...

Fraud from Within

It is common for fraud to occur from within an organization. Employees with inside access to personally identifiable information often find a gold mine of data that helps them to carry out their fraudulent schemes. Such is the case for a former employee of...

Kind of Guilty

When a defendant in a criminal prosecution enters a plea of ''nolo contendere,'' they are essentially accepting their conviction, but they don't officially admit guilt. This is usually done to prevent being pursued in a future civil suit for monetary damages. (It's kind of...

Wiping Out Widespread Food Stamp Fraud

According to an article posted on TurnTo10.com, one out of every 20 food stamp transactions is fraudulent. This statistic supports the idea that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) fraud is a widespread problem. The story details the criminal acts of one corrupt...

Unemployment Fraud Fiction

Unfortunately in the world of fraud, much of the time, we seem to find ''a lot'' of fraud, and ''a little'' prosecution. Good news? That's not the case in today's Fraud of the Day from WSPA News. As June came to an end, the heat...

Seeing Clearly

There are people who love to create a haze around their fraudulent acts so that government officials can't see what is going on. A Rhode Island woman tried to hide behind the state 's unemployment benefits voice response system and failed to provide accurate...

Some Fraudsters Never Learn

There are people who make mistakes, but learn from them. Then there are fraudsters, who sometimes repeatedly commit the same illegal acts, but never learn that they will eventually be caught and prosecuted...again and again. One repeat offender from Rhode Island didn't learn from her...

Triple-Dipping

When you think of triple-dipping, perhaps ice cream cones with your favorite flavors come to mind. A Chicago Tribune story tells about how a man triple-dipped by stealing unemployment benefits from the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (RI-DLT) while working two other...

There’s No Place Like Home

Whether you prefer the mantra, ''There's no place like home,'' or ''Home is where the heart is,'' you're certain to associate a particular comfort with your ''home.'? For many, the home is a place of memories. The thought of losing a home often resonates...

Driving Away with Fraud

Each state has a program that provides unemployment benefits to eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. A man in Rhode Island collected more than $15,000 in benefits he did not deserve while simultaneously working multiple jobs. (That would definitely...
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