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Just Peachy

Farm labor is hard, back-breaking work that often goes from sun up to sun down. There is a lot of bending, picking up and endurance involved, especially in some parts of the country where summer temperatures reach upwards of 100 degrees. Today 's "Fraud...

Seeing Clearly

There are people who love to create a haze around their fraudulent acts so that government officials can't see what is going on. A Rhode Island woman tried to hide behind the state 's unemployment benefits voice response system and failed to provide accurate...

Fake Entrepreneur

There are many challenges that go along with becoming an entrepreneur. A solid business plan and a product or solution in high demand is central to a company 's success. Then there 's the financing part and the need for an intelligent and efficient...

Kind of Guilty

When a defendant in a criminal prosecution enters a plea of ''nolo contendere,'' they are essentially accepting their conviction, but they don't officially admit guilt. This is usually done to prevent being pursued in a future civil suit for monetary damages. (It's kind of...

No Love Lost

There's no love lost between the government and criminals who try to defraud its benefit programs. A woman who formerly ran a tax preparation business ironically called Compassionate Financial Service also lacked compassion for the victims she used to carry out an unemployment benefit...

What is Unemployment Fraud?

More than 7 million people collect unemployment benefits annually, while the government pays out billions of dollars in fraudulent unemployment claims. How can this type of fraud be stopped? Watch this video to understand how unemployment fraud is commonly committed, see who is usually...

Driving Away with Fraud

Each state has a program that provides unemployment benefits to eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. A man in Rhode Island collected more than $15,000 in benefits he did not deserve while simultaneously working multiple jobs. (That would definitely...

Working Hard or Hardly Working?

There are three ways fraudsters usually commit unemployment fraud on purpose. One way is to fill out the application with false information. Another way is to be lazy and don't look for a job. Lastly, just ignore the requirement to report income if actually...

Some Fraudsters Never Learn

There are people who make mistakes, but learn from them. Then there are fraudsters, who sometimes repeatedly commit the same illegal acts, but never learn that they will eventually be caught and prosecuted...again and again. One repeat offender from Rhode Island didn't learn from her...

All the World’s a Stage

William Shakespeare's dramatic monologue that begins with ''All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players'' presents the stages of man from birth until death. A fraudster, who used a dramatic plan to create fake event production companies, discovered he...

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