Friday, November 27, 2020

High Impact

International citizens desiring a college degree from an American educational institution must be sponsored by an organization approved by the Department of State in order to obtain a student visa. An article posted on SanFrancisco.CBSLocal.com tells about the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a...

Fraudster Flunk Out

Most people like to get things for free, but an article posted on MassLive.com tells about a former Massachusetts university employee who takes the concept of free to a new, lower level. This particular young adult was not entirely happy with just receiving a...

50-50 Split

Splitting things ''50-50'' refers to fairness. Each person gets or takes responsibility for an equal share. For example, spouses can divide household chores – one partner does the dishes and the other one takes out the trash on a regular basis....

Making a Good Choice

Tax season is around the corner once again, and I can't stress enough how important it is to choose an honest and reliable tax preparer if you are not completing your own forms. The Monterey County Herald details a story about a woman...

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...

Unfair Advantage

Listen to this Story When employers underreport the number of their employees, their workers' compensation insurance premiums cost less. As a consequence, numerous people are put at risk because they are not covered in the event of an...

Cheating the Way into Office

The race for political office can get heated quickly – especially when it becomes clear that a candidate has used unethical methods to win. While we would like to believe the human race proceeds morally and ethically with all things, the reality is some...

Worst Case Scenario

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” article is sobering because it is an example of a worst case scenario of what happens when a business owner neglects to carry workers’ compensation insurance. The owner of a California construction company that helped fight back the Soberanes...

Innocent Until I Show Them My Tattoo

We love watching criminals make fools of themselves or better yet, getting caught because they do dumb things. One particular criminal outdid himself and was sentenced to prison after the tattoo of the murder scene depicted on his back was used as evidence against...

Overstaying Your Benefits

In most cases, injured workers legitimately qualify for and begin to collect deserved benefits. However, there are times when deceptive workers decide to forego returning to work even though they are physically and mentally able to do so. (This is called workers’ compensation fraud.)...
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