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More Than a Dime a Dozen

The idiom ''A Dime a Dozen'' refers to something that is easy to come by or common. It could also refer to the price of a dozen eggs way back in the 19th century, but today's reference for the expression points to one bad...

Sorry Doesn’t Cut It

You've heard it in countless country songs, movies and maybe even your own life? ''Sorry doesn't cut it.'' So why is it that people think they can get away with a simple ''sorry,'' no matter how heartfelt? According to a Newsday article, one Long...

Accountability

Fraudsters don't generally like to be held accountable for their illegal actions. (They like to get away with as much as they can, regardless of the impact it has on their victims.) An article published in the South Florida Business Journal follows an industrious...

Second Time Around

You would think that one jail term experience would be sufficient to encourage a fraudster to refrain from committing another crime. An article posted on NJ.com tells about the criminal acts of one man who managed to direct an unemployment insurance fraud scheme from...

Chasing Fraud

It’s not uncommon for postal service to be suspended when dogs chase or bite postal workers along their delivery routes. Similarly, the government chased down and suspended a Florida mail carrier from delivering mail along his West Palm Beach route after discovering he was...

Employment ‘Faux-Par’

Imagine this? it's a nice breezy, warm day and you've lugged your golf bag over your shoulder, ready to get out on the course. As you walk up to your first tee, you have all intentions of shooting under par – though that achievement...

If Lying Were a Job

If lying happened to be an actual occupation, would you thrive? Most of us probably wouldn't. Where's the job satisfaction in withholding, omitting or altering the truth? But if we think about it, being a fraudster is similar to lying as an occupation. At...

Guest Writer: Grant Bosse

NH Man Collects $12,000 in Unemployment Benefits after Getting New Job (Laconia, NH? The good news is that Michael Monti found a new job. The bad news is that he kept filing for state unemployment benefits, and the state found out. New Hampshire authorities prosecuted Monti...

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...

The Relationship Between Drugs and Crime

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) states that 80 percent of prison inmates are drug or alcohol abusers. Additionally, 60 percent of individuals arrested for most types of crimes test positive for illicit drugs when arrested. The New York man in today...

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