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Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures – or Costumes

Here's the thing about government benefits programs – you have to be eligible to receive them. For example, if an application asks you to list the number of people living at an address that are providing you with income (and most of them do),...

Bad Habits are Hard to Break

Habits are easier to make than they are to break. An article published on Kentucky.com reports on a woman who had a bad habit of lying. She started her life of crime by lying about a disability on a Social Security Administration...

Fraudulently Impaired

Individuals certified as mentally impaired can qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Today’s “Fraud of the Day” takes a look at an Eastern Kentucky lawyer, who conspired with a psychologist and a judge to steal hundreds of millions of dollars in disability benefits from...

Fraud is Ageless

It seems that fraud is not just perpetrated by the young, but senior citizens have been known to get in on the criminal action as well. The Buffalo News covers an elderly woman who tried to scam the government by applying for Social Security...

Cloudy, With a Chance of Fraud

The Centenarian Project was launched by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in 2013 to help combat fraud by examining benefit records of citizens who are 100 years old. Today 's "Fraud of the Day" highlights how this initiative helped to stop a Michigan woman...

Real Disability, Fraudulent Benefits

Listen to this Story The designers of Social Security in the U.S. realized that individuals with disabilities may have a unique set of challenges in order to live independently that requires supplemental financial support. That is why disabled individuals...

Supplementing Fraud

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are intended to help eligible disadvantaged people who have little or no income meet basic needs for food, clothing and shelter. An article published by The Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier details how an Iowa woman lied about her living...

Backyard of Secrets

Everyone has at least one secret they try to keep private. Maybe you're a terrible cook; you can't stand your brother's kids or still have a collection of baseball cards in storage. If you're a criminal, you're likely hiding more from the world than...

On the Hunt

Imagine sitting in your hunting stand, the crisp fall weather biting at your face as you wait patiently for your deer. You've taken all the necessary steps, carefully planning the hunt down to last seconds before pulling the trigger. The Ohio Public Employees Retirement...

Posthumous Fraud

Some awards are given posthumously. For example, the prestigious Medal of Honor recognizes soldiers who went above and beyond the call of duty while serving their country. Since many of the recipients died during their acts of valor, the medal is often awarded posthumously...
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