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Stealing from the Hungry

According to the United States Department of Agriculture Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, the average monthly grocery bill for a family of four as of November 2014 is around $900. (That is definitely not cheap.) A story posted on MySanAntonio.com reports on a...

Some Things Go Together

Some things go together like salt and pepper, peanut butter and jelly, night and day; and then there are fraudsters and their accomplices. An article published in the Star-Telegram describes how a doctor and nurse worked together to defraud Medicare of millions of dollars. The...

Cashing In On Identity Fraud

The idea behind a check cashing business is pretty easy to understand. If someone does not have a bank account, they can visit a check cashing store; endorse the check, and present identification to immediately receive cash back less a transaction fee. It's also...

One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Fraud

Farmers can buy insurance to protect themselves in case they lose their crops to natural disasters such as floods, drought or hail. It also covers policy holders if prices for agricultural commodities decline and revenue drops. An article posted on ValleyNewsLive.com tells about two...

Junk Yard Fraud

Fraudsters hide their criminal acts behind all kinds of fronts. An article in The Advertiser tells of a Louisiana man who used his scrap metal business to profit off of an insurance fraud scheme involving staged automobile accidents. At the same time, he also...

Nickname for Fraudster

There are many reasons why people have nicknames. Sometimes they are bestowed on someone as a term of endearment or chosen because the person doesn't like their real name. An article published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution details a $1 million tax fraud scam perpetrated...

Paper Pusher

Paper pushers are generally referred to in a derogatory manner because their job requires a lot of repetitive and monotonous work. (Some fraudsters excel at being paper pushers and can make a lot of money by repeatedly filling out fraudulent insurance claim forms, resulting...

Fraud Vortex

A vortex has the tendency to draw everything toward its center. (Whether the vortex is as gentle as the water draining down a sink or as strong as the violent winds of a tornado, the power of the air or water involved can be...

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...

No Show’ Means ‘No Go’

A lot of health care fraud is committed by medical providers who claim they performed procedures on patients, when in reality they did not. (It's one of the oldest tricks in the fraud book.) They fraudulently bill government insurance programs for the bogus care,...
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