Friday, December 4, 2020

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Missouri’s Child Care and Development Fund offers daycare subsidies for low-income families with parents who work or are receiving job training. The owner of a Kansas City, Missouri daycare center signed up to be a provider under the Children’s Division of the Missouri Department...

Is There a Fraudster Under the Bed?

For every child who fears going to sleep because of a monster under the bed, there's likely a parent shining a flashlight to scare it away. The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation recently shined a light...

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...

Stealing from Others

The Childcare and Development Fund (CCDF), which is administered under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), provides funds that help low-income families secure quality child care. About $5.7 billion in taxpayer dollars are spent each year to allow approved beneficiaries to...

All About Taking

Millions of children are going hungry in America – 13 million to be exact. That means that one in six kids faces hunger every day. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) created the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to close the hunger...

The Numbers Don’t Add Up

Child daycare providers not only take care of the basic needs of children while their parents or guardians are at work, they also read to them, teach them the alphabet and simple math, and make sure they get some playtime. (As a parent, it’s...

Alternate Personality

There is nothing like coming across a person who is two-faced. Don't you hate it when someone acts one way in front of you, but is a completely different person behind your back? Not surprisingly, this is a common occurrence with fraudsters, who often...

Stamp of Disapproval

Fraudsters will use family members to accomplish their crime if they are desperate enough. A story reported in the Rutland Herald tells about a father who used his daughter's signature to defraud the government of approximately $10,000. The article states that the man's...

Dimming the Lights

Children are beacons of light and hope for the world. Most parents want their children to have a bright future and will go to great efforts to provide the best educational opportunities available. However, not everyone can afford to send their children...

Trust Issues

When running any type of business, it is important to hire employees that you trust. You certainly wouldn't want to employ anyone that would damage your corporate image or mishandle company resources for personal benefit. Lex18.com reports on a Nicholasville daycare center that regrettably...
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