Sunday, July 22, 2018

Coping

Throughout life we all encounter difficult situations that require a certain amount of time to cope with said situation. People find many different coping mechanisms. Some prefer physical activity, such as walking/running, some prefer to talk to someone such as a therapist and others...

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...

It Doesn’t Pay to Work the Register

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, provides people who can't afford to buy food with Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards loaded with funds so they can purchase it at stores. Of course, there are rules and regulations governing the...

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...

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...

Is It Really Over?

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) fraud a.k.a. food stamp fraud will never end until government program beneficiaries stop trading in their benefits to fraudulent store owners, looking to make a quick buck. An article posted on TurnTo10.com states that a two-year investigation into food...

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...

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...

The Rules are the Rules

Just about the time we are able to understand and communicate, the idea of ''rules'' is impressed upon us. If we didn't learn about the concept between the ages of two and four, entering school would have been quite a shock. Rules are everywhere...

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...
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