Tuesday, October 23, 2018

When the Fraud Hits the fan

Listen to this Story For many, the thought of tax season does not bring up warm feelings; but for three years, today's fraudsters turned tax season into a year-round holiday. On October 15, 2015,two defendants from Phenix City,...

Doubling Down on Fraud

Listen to this Story Some people try to catch lightning in a bottle, but this fraudster tried to do so twice. AL.com tells the story of a woman who was recently sentenced for food stamp fraud and income...

Betrayed by Trust

Fraudsters are experts at betrayal. But before betrayal can happen, one must trust in the betrayer. An article published in The Franklin County Times tells the story of one woman and 20 other individuals who betrayed the government by stealing more than $10 million...

Footing the Fraud Bill

Podiatrists have a complicated and sometimes unpleasant job when it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of more than 26 bones, over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments and 33 joints in the foot. A podiatrist in Pennsylvania used his patients to take a load...

Committing Crime While Serving Time

Jokes are often made about criminals who do some pretty heinous things and get caught red-handed on the outside. Some criminals are quite clever and seize every opportunity to swindle victims – even from behind bars. The Alaska Dispatch covers a story about a...

The Name of the Game

We've all played games, whether it's kickball in the school yard, craps at the casino or the newest alien warfare video game. And, we've all learned the lesson that not every game is fair, even if there are rules that need to be followed....

A Lesson in Trades

Okay, students... take out your paper and pens – it's time to take notes. Now, when you plan on committing student loan fraud, there are a few things you should know. But, the golden rule is this? don't get caught. According to a Tuscaloosa...

Joining the Ranks of Prisoners

Here's a hypothetical question? if an individual works with others in a plot to steal money and one of his or her partners in the hypothetical crime is already in jail – do you really think it will end well? According to authorities three...

Moving to Welfare

When you're moving, everything can get lost – your passport, favorite picture, a table and now, even your identity. But don't worry, these identity stealers aren't after your bank account, and aren't even trying to steal your Social Security number – instead, they're after...

Misprision Can Lead to Prison

Knowing about a crime and not reporting it is just about as bad as actually committing one. The official term for this act is misprision, or the failure to report a known felony to authorities even though the person reporting the offense is not...
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