Monday, December 11, 2017

Looking for a Free Ride? How about a Lift to Prison?

Fraudsters are basically looking for a free ride. How else can we account for fraudsters like the one in today's Fraud of the Day from the Times Record News about a defendant involved in an unemployment fraud scheme? The article reports that a defendant was...

A Mother’s Love

We all know that our caregivers shape us. Oftentimes, parents and guardians give everything to their children, perhaps even when they're long gone. Well, according to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the Social Security Administration (SSA), one 80 year-old...

80-Year-Old Man Charged with Stealing His Mother’s Social Security Benefits

Every time we get a paycheck, we see that Uncle Sam has deducted a small percentage. That money – our Social Security – is put away until we retire. There are lots of rules surrounding the Social Security program, but one thing is certain?...

When Father Doesn’t Know Best

Estrangement between a parent and a child can have lingering consequences, but engaging in fraud to try to revive a relationship just makes everything worse. According to the Kingsport Times News, that's exactly what one Tennessee dentist, and dad, did. The story states that the...

Just Another Day at the Supermarket

Ok – you've got your grocery list in-check and have finally made time for the trip to the supermarket. The question is? where are you going to buy groceries? You could opt for proximity – it is always a pain to drive further than...

Tax Refund Fraudster Sent to Prison and Ordered to Pay $3.4 Million in Restitution

Lots of taxpayers would love to drive a luxury car and own a fancy house in a nice neighborhood. Apart from winning the lottery, most people expect to work hard to acquire the ''good life.'? According to an article posted on ABC24.com, a Memphis,...

Fraud Chasers

The term ambulance chaser refers to an aggressive lawyer who pursues and represents accident victims in personal injury cases. The Lebanon Democrat & Wilson County News reports on a story about the owners of an ambulance transportation service who chased down a few...

Tyranny of Fraud

A tyrant can be defined as someone in a position of authority who uses his or her power in a harmful way. Fraud is tyrannous and – when it comes to government benefits fraud – it usually starts out with someone who uses...
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