Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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...

DA Files Charges in $500,000 Child Care Fraud Case

Who among us wouldn't like to be sitting poolside with a cool beverage at a beachfront resort? Now...what if the trip was paid for by defrauding taxpayers and, specifically, pocketing money intended for needy children? Now it doesn't sound quite so good. Unfortunately, today's...

San Bernardino County DA Cracks Down on Workers’ Comp Insurance Fraud

It's just a fact of life for California business owners? they must carry the proper workers' compensation insurance to cover their workers in case of injury. Unfortunately, some businesses don't follow the rules. According to an article from the VVDailyPress.com, businesses in San Bernardino...

What a Dumbbell

 One would think that someone with a back injury receiving workers’ compensation benefits would be smart enough not to go to the gym and lift heavy weights. A former Sheriff’s deputy from San Diego, California, who claimed he was unable to work due to...

Juggling Too Many Balls

Juggling can be described as a skill that involves the manipulation of many objects at one time. (It takes a great deal of dexterity to not drop the items being tossed around.) A story posted on Patch.com tells about a man who manipulated three...

Homewrecker

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Tony Rackauckas announced a shutdown of a $40 million fraudulent medical billing and kickback operation with the filing of charges against more than two dozen doctors, pharmacists and business owners.

A Rat by Any Other Name

It's not every day that you hear of a fraudster who is caught red-handed, dressed as a rodent. According to a recent Los Angeles Times report, one California man is paying a hefty price for dressing up like a hamster and dancing in a...

Electric-powered Fraud

Listen to this Story</strong? Electricity unquestionably catalyzed an economic revolution and improved the quality of life of billions of people. For today's fraudsters, electricity was the crucial component in their get-rich-quick conspiracy. The Long Beach Post reports that a married...

A FRAUDian Slip

Are you familiar with Sigmund Freud's idea of the ''Freudian Slip?'? Here's one lay person's explanation? the Freudian Slip, also known as parapraxis, is a mere error in speech usually triggered when someone is subconsciously thinking about something that is revealed through what they...

Tax Preparers Defraud IRS of $250 Million

The 2013 tax filing season has begun and those W-2s and 1099s are starting to flood mailboxes across the country. Many taxpayers choose to do their own tax returns while others seek tax preparers who can lead them through the wilderness of confusing tax...
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