Saturday, July 21, 2018

Laying Low

When trying to get away with a crime, it is pretty important to lay low so as not to raise anyone's suspicions. A story posted on FoxNews.com tells about one college student's unusual behavior that tipped off authorities to a tax refund fraud scheme...

A Multiple Offender

You know that old saying, ''If you cheat once, you're likely to do it again?'? This advice is extremely relevant to the fraud scene; with people finding new ways to commit fraud, it's no wonder they will ''learn from their mistakes'' and try again....

Smoke Screen

Criminals are usually pretty good at creating smoke screens. (They strive to cover up their deceptive activities so that their ruse cannot be detected at first glance.) An article published by The Argus Leader tells the story of a former CEO of a community-based...

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match

Who doesn't like to hear a good love story? It's always interesting to find out how a couple met – whether through a personal introduction, online dating or even by chance. Love is risky business, and it can be difficult to make a connection...

A Circus of Ring Leaders

Signing up for college classes can be a tedious process. The stress of picking the right classes, the right times and the right teachers may seem like a lot to juggle for some students. For a couple fraudulent ring leaders in South Carolina, signing...

Big or Small, This Hurts All

A Rock Hill, South Carolina woman, who masterminded a food stamp scam, stole more than $5 million from the government program over six years.

Busy Behind Bars

Jail birds usually have a structured scheduled? wake up for head count, eat, go to work or cells, eat, head count and bed. That routine doesn't leave much time for extra-curricular activities, for example tax refund fraud. For one South Carolina prisoner, a little...

A Storm of Fraud

Spring and summer bring along unstable weather to the United States, sometimes birthing tornadoes in the areas between the Rocky Mountains and Appalachian Mountains. We cringe when the news features the tornado damage of a string of severe storms, depicting structures and lives torn...

Putting a Foot Down on Fraud

There are three common ways that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or food stamp fraud occurs. SNAP fraud can happen when benefits are exchanged for cash; retailers lie when applying to be readmitted to participate in the program; and, an applicant can lie about...

Lyin’ Hard for the Money

The Associated Press recently caught wind of a man and a woman in South Carolina who were discovered collecting unemployment benefits, despite their gainful employment. According to the report and a news release by the state's Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW), the two collected...
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