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Sanctimonious and Erroneous

Stealing money, even with the intention of paying it back, is still a crime. And the punishment can set you back further than where you started. According to a K2 Radio report of a Wyoming man, his ''benefits borrowing scheme'' from the Unemployment Division...

Bottom Feeders Need Not Apply

The Mount Desert Islander reports on a man approaching middle age in Bar Harbor, Maine, who conspired to secure some extra financial cushion for his impending golden years by fraudulently collecting unemployment checks over a four-year period. (No amount of bailing is going to...

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...

Fraud as a Side Job

The Northwest Indiana Times tells the story of a working woman in Gary, Indiana, whose theft of nearly $15,000 in unemployment benefits was uncovered by a diligent employee at the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD). The Indiana DWD is responsible for identifying unemployment benefit...

Engineering Illegal Benefits

In general, engineers develop solutions for technical problems. Their job is to make things better, not cause more problems. The New Hampshire Union Leader tells the story of a man who tried to engineer a scheme to steal one month's worth of unemployment insurance...

Three of a Kind

Listen to this Story Disciplines and interests as diverse as writing, computer science, mathematics and medicinal chemistry have their own meanings for the ''rule of three.'' In Alabama, ''the rule of three'' turned up when the rule of law...

Taking Generosity Too Far

Listen to this Story Unemployment benefits were created to help people who recently lost their jobs manage expenses as they look for new opportunities. (Therefore, it should go without saying that in order to qualify for unemployment insurance, the...

Doubling Down on Fraud

Listen to this Story You can't collect unemployment benefits if you are working. You also can't collect unemployment benefits if you're in prison. (Although many incarcerated people have jobs or roles in prison, they are unquestionably not available for...

Unemployment as an Indictment

Listen to this Story</strong? When they become unemployed, many Americans take their status as a personal indictment. Most people don't want to be unemployed. Then, of course, there are the fraudsters. In today's Fraud of the Day from WUSA9-TV, six...

Revenge Can Backfire

Listen to this Story Sometimes things can get out of hand when going through a divorce. (Sometimes uncontrolled anger and greed can cause a person to do things they normally would do to get back at a spouse.) An...

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