Thursday, August 16, 2018

Layoffs at the Fraud Factory

Creating a rap label to cover up massive fraud fiefdom shows a level of hubris and extravagance that's beyond the average fraudster. The Associated Press reports that a self-proclaimed ''Money King'' attempted to channel more than $100 million in stolen income tax refunds into...

Fraud Fest

Coming soon to a theater near you: Identity Theft and the Skies of Darkness. Despite good ratings, taxpayers are giving it 100% on rotten tomatoes. Perhaps living in Hollywood (Florida that is) wasn't the best choice for a man who finds himself facing his...

From Beans to a Billion Behind Bars

We always hear crazy stories about how people landed in prison. Take one New York resident, for example, who was imprisoned first at the age of 18 and sentenced for possession of stolen property. So what exactly did this young man steal? A truck...

Florida Inmate Accused of Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

Some people go to prison, repay their debt to society and are rehabilitated. Unfortunately, that isn't always the case. I've written before about instances in which fraudsters orchestrate fraud (e.g., unemployment fraud, tax refund fraud) from behind bars. And, that's what's alleged by prosecutors...

Brotherly Love

Brotherly love is an idea that lends credence to being kind and lenient to others through charitable acts. The Kansas City Business Journal details the story of a man who goes by ''Brother Love,'' but his fraudulent actions were anything but loving and more...

Stop the Abuse

If you haven't already submitted your 2016 federal tax returns, you may be pressed to seek help from a tax preparer to make the April 18 deadline. (Keep in mind that state income tax return due dates vary.) But, it's important not to rush...

Family Enterprise

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN — Callista Suzena Chiwocha, of Okemos, Michigan was sentenced in U.S. District Court to ten years in prison for conspiring to defraud the government by filing false tax returns, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge.

Not Halloween

A traffic light, a cartoon character, a hotdog: the options for Halloween costumes are endless, really. You simply have to use your noodle. Costumes and impersonations make sense at Halloween, but what about the rest of the year? According to PortChesterPatch.com one man thought...

A Decade in Jail

A decade is a long time. Whether you're thinking back over key milestones (e.g., your kid starting high school, graduating, going on to college, starting his/her first job, etc.) or counting down the days until a decade of jail time is over, you'll likely...

Correcting the Damage

Having your identity stolen can be devastating. The effects can last for years and it can be difficult to recover from ruined credit records and the resulting debt discovered long after the heist has occurred. An article posted on WSFA.com tells about an income...
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