Sunday, December 16, 2018

Karma Bites

The idea of karma is a beautiful thing: violence begets violence, what goes around comes around. It's comforting to know that maybe, just maybe, what you do earlier in life will contribute to your happiness (or unhappiness) later in life. Luckily...

The $3 Million Mistake

We all make mistakes. Everyone once in while we may put salt instead of sugar in the coffee, miss a deadline at work or forget to record the big game. While some mistakes fair larger than others, we are guilty in the crime. According...

Biting Off Too Much Credit

Listen to this Story Credit scores plummet when people fail to pay off their debts, making them very unattractive to potential lenders. (When credit scores go down, interest rates go up and obtaining a loan gets much harder.) Identity...

Ready, Willing and Able to Defraud

Unemployment benefits are intended to provide temporary financial assistance to people who are eligible to work, but have lost their job through no fault of their own. Beneficiaries of this program are usually American citizens, but non-permanent residents who have lost their jobs...

Don’t Tell Dad

Do you remember getting in trouble as a child? That moment where you knew your future was bleak; a ''time out'' or ''grounding'' was in your cards and there was no avoiding it. Do you remember the realization that if only you could keep...

Connecticut Employees under Investigation for Food Stamp Fraud

When Hurricane Irene hit last year, it took its toll on a number of states on the Eastern seaboard. But few could anticipate that its impact would linger so long in Connecticut, where a government investigation into possible disaster aid fraud has placed several...

The End of a Fraudulent Career

Not all crimes lead to time behind bars. But, the alternative punishment for defrauding a government healthcare benefits program can be as equally devastating to the perpetrator’s life as jail. Today’s fraudster is a Stamford, Connecticut dentist who agreed to a settlement that resolves...

Bum Knee

Most people who can attest to having a torn ACL in their knee would say that it is a painful injury. The man at the center of today's ''Fraud of the Day'' case claimed that he had injured his knee (an MRI showed a...

Unredeeming Qualities

Redeeming qualities are those that tend to balance out other personal characteristics that are not so great. For instance, your spouse's lack of timeliness causes you to be late for just about every function you attend together; however, their ability to work a crowd...

X-ing Out Fraud

The Connecticut State Dental Association is quite clear about the requirement for all state dental assistants to pass the dental radiography portion of the Dental Assistant National Board's exam before being allowed to take x-rays in any dental office.A Connecticut dentist who operated two...
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