Saturday, May 26, 2018

A Need for Respite

Everyone needs a break at some point, especially primary caregivers of people who cannot care for themselves. This duty often falls on the shoulders of family members, who can become exhausted by their efforts. When some periodic relief is needed, a home...

Five Very Hungry People

You've heard of hot dog eating contests, or pie-eating contests, or contests that test a contestant's abilities to consume unfathomable quantities of pizza – but what about $6 million worth? Impossible, you say? Not according to the state of Georgia, which as WTOC reports...

The Heat is On

The heat is on when it comes to tracking down and prosecuting fraudsters who attempt to illegally gain benefits they don't deserve. A story posted on 13NewsNow.com tells about a man who received more than $2,000 in benefits from three different government subsidized programs. The...

Wishy-washy

People who are lacking in decisiveness or character are often considered to be ''wishy-washy.'' An article posted on 13NewsNow.com tells about a Virginia man who originally pleaded guilty to his involvement in a $2.6 million tax refund fraud scheme, but then withdrew his plea....

Life on the Inside

Life inside of prison can create a tedious mixture of fear, isolation and boredom, which can consequently lead to more criminal activities. (Idle hands are usually not a good thing.) An article published by The Sacramento Bee tells how a former California prison inmate...

Someone Call a Doctor…and a Lawyer

There's always one sentence you cringe to hear? ''Someone call a doctor!'? Can you imagine that sentenced coupled with? ''...and a lawyer!'? A plethora of horrid situations come to mind when someone utters those pleas. According to a Robesonian article a Medicaid fraudster seemed...

Federal Inspectors Knew Woman Living in $1.2M Home Received Housing Assistance

Today's fraud is a follow up from my comments on a story I posted last week about the Seattle, WA woman who lived in million dollar home and allegedly collected public housing assistance and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. KGW.com reports that federal housing...

Steal $177K and Get Four Months in Prison?

Lots of times, we read about cases of fraud and wonder about the back story. How did the individual decide to commit the fraud? Where did he or she come up with the idea? And, what made the defendant move forward and implement the...

Brazen

Fraudsters are generally deceitful when pulling off a scam. (They will do whatever it takes to throw investigators off their trail.)In an article published by The Free Lance-Star, a woman was brazen in her attempt to gain $28,500 from her county's Social Services department....

Surprise!

Sometimes it is nice to be surprised. Who doesn't like a surprise birthday party or an unexpected bonus at work? An article published by The Virginian-Pilot tells about some federal investigators who raided the home of a business owner looking for evidence of one...
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