Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Grappling with Fraud

Part of the intrigue of a wrestling match or martial arts competition is watching opponents grapple. Just like in combat sports, where there are a few tried and true methods for getting an adversary in a vulnerable position for the ''take down,'' the...

The Fraud Freeway to Prison

Truck drivers are more likely to experience nonfatal and fatal injuries on the job than any other American worker. Sadly, domestic truckers account for twelve percent of national labor fatalities, making particularly troublesome a recent news report on an Ohio transport company owner's refusal...

Contractor Gets Prison for Workers’ Comp Fraud

Remember when you were a kid and you were rough-housing with friends? Your mom would probably tell you to calm down, and you probably protested saying that no one was going to get hurt. Your mom might have responded with something like? ''Oh sure...it's...

Wait Just a Minute Mr. Postman!

In the popular Motown hit, Please Mr. Postman, the lyrics describe one man's desire to get a letter from his girlfriend. As the song goes on, you begin to understand that the impatient boyfriend has been waiting a long time to hear from...

Family Ties

In an ideal world, a functional family is supposed to be a positive and loving support system that sustains members through both easy and tough times, while offering wisdom and guidance that encourages sound decision-making. On the other hand, a dysfunctional family thinks they...

Lies and Omissions

Omission can be a mistake resulting from neglect or lack of proper attention. Or it can be deliberate (which makes it another form of lying.) A press release from the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of the Inspector General tells about a woman whose...

Put It in the Bank

Do you remember saving money as a child? You might get a little money here and there for a birthday or celebratory occasion, and it would often be followed by an adult saying, ''Now, you put that in the bank and save it.'? Putting...

Hobbies and Fraud

Everyone has at least one hobby they are particularly fond of. Whether you enjoy attending film festivals, playing sports or lounging on your boat, there's something out there to engage everyone. According to The Kansas City Star, one Missouri man found his hobbies to...

Handi-capped or Handy-can?

Despite what many people may want to believe, stealing from the government is not a sustainable way to make end's meet. NBC 4 in Ohio has the story of a handyman caught doing handy-work while collecting temporary total disability benefits from the state's Bureau...

Married with Restitution

Many Americans live by the mantra that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. That sort of opportunistic impulse invigorates many people with a strong sense of entrepreneurship, including criminally-minded opportunists. The Dayton Daily News reports on an Ohio couple, who defrauded the state's...
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