Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A Proper Punishment

We have the privilege to live in a democratic country where we've created a justice system to deliver proper punishment when needed. But how do we define ''proper'' punishment? Perhaps we should just flip a coin? heads for five years, tails for 10 years....

Parenting 101

Have you ever attended a parenting class? If so, I'm willing to bet the course left out the chapter on fraud. It's not often that parents choose fraud over children, but when the situation arises, the justice system created some ''best practices,'' as we...

Taking Candy from Babies

Have you ever heard of the saying: ''It's like taking candy from a baby''? The expression explains the ease in taking something from a defenseless entity. What if we changed the expression to say: ''It's like stealing a Social Security number (SSN) from a...

Don’t Pass Go

When was the last time you sat down to play a board game? You know, one of those games that give players the opportunity to buy properties to earn money, while offering ''chance'' cards, such as ''Get out of Jail Free'' and ''Move Forward...

Concrete Confessions

Do you like the expression? ''It's set in stone''? It is great to use when talking about sentencing fraudsters. It is music to my ears to hear: ''The sentencing for fraud is set in stone.'? According to an Amarillo Globe-News article, one...

Logging onto Fraud Online

What is the first thing you log onto when you sit down in front of your computer? Are you an avid user of social media sites? Or, perhaps you have to start by checking your email? Fraudsters are fleeing to the Internet to take...

Just another Day on the Job

I'm sure we've all had negative experiences with the job search process. Good resumes aren't the only qualifier for many jobs—employers want more. Once we find a job, we essentially spend our time trying to keep it until we move to the next one...

A Place Like Home

I find a bit of truth in the statement? ''There is no place like home.'? There is an inherent sense of comfort associated with your home; whether it's the familiar smell or just a comfy couch. For some, the idea of home is broken;...

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...

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),...
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