Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Disabling Welfare Fraud

Disability claims examiners have the job of deciding whether or not the claims made by benefit applicants are valid or not, ensuring that only qualified beneficiaries receive government assistance. An article posted on CentralMaine.com tells the story of a former state disability claims examiner...

What Is In a Name?

'What is in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet,'' as quoted from the famous Shakespearean play Romeo and Juliet. The play romanticized the idea of Romeo rejecting his family name for Juliet –...

Bum Knee

Most people who can attest to having a torn ACL in their knee would say that it is a painful injury. The man at the center of today's ''Fraud of the Day'' case claimed that he had injured his knee (an MRI showed a...

Putting the Brakes on Fraud

Listen to this Story Once a train starts rolling, momentum makes it hard to stop. Similarly, once a fraudster becomes successful at skimming undeserved benefits, it's also hard to put on the brakes. (The desire for more begets the...

X-Rated Fraud

Greed can make a person do some shocking things. Today 's "Fraud of the Day" spotlight shines on an Arkansas man who operated a strip club and brothel out of his home while receiving Social Security disability benefits. The X-rated fraud scheme operated out of...

Signed, Sealed and No Longer Concealed

Fraudsters are masters at concealing things. (They know how to keep incriminating evidence out of sight and bury fraudulent details so that it is difficult to detect when a crime has occurred.) An article published in The Times Union tells about a couple who...
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