Sunday, October 21, 2018

There are many reasons why someone becomes an impersonator. For example, celebrity impersonators make fun of the personal lives of famous or political figures to make us laugh and keep us entertained. Others impersonate political or military figures to act as a decoy so...

Poser

 Posers are individuals who pretend to be someone they are not. (Just check out your social media channel of choice to find a multitude of examples.) While most posers mean no harm and are just trying to fit in, today’s fraudster from Valley Stream,...

I Swear

When an individual swears under oath, that person is verifying that what they are saying is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. A former Social Security Administration (SSA) employee in Sacramento, California swore under oath to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration...

Misrepresentation

Before signing on the dotted line, the parties involved in a contract need to feel comfortable with the terms of the agreement. A business woman from Bettendorf, Iowa, who was quite adept at generating lucrative contracts for her employers and bonuses for herself, committed...

What’s in the Doctor’s Bag?

The government loses tens of billions of dollars annually from a variety of fraudulent healthcare schemes. Upcoding, arguably one of the most popular methods used to siphon off healthcare funds, was the scam of choice for a Warren County, Kentucky physician who was recently...

Fraud On-the-Move

Fraud sometimes occurs in a localized area, perhaps at one business location where perpetrators aim to keep their crime concealed. Other criminals commit fraud while on-the-move at different locations, which makes their illegal acts more difficult to detect. Fortunately, the Medicare Strike Force is...

Heard Around the World

When millions of records containing personal data for current and former federal employees were stolen through the infamous U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach in 2015, no one could have possibly anticipated the fall out, other than to predict it would be bad....

Lady Luck

I hate to break it to you, but you have a much better chance of being struck by lightning than winning the lottery or the jackpot on a poker machine. (Despite this depressing news, hopeful people flock to the grocery store or local mini...

Cheesy

Apparently, the world’s oldest cheese was recently found in an Egyptian tomb by archeologists. It is estimated to be 3,200 years old. (Can you imagine what that must have smelled like?) In addition to having a long storage life, according to a Southeast Portland,...

Nothing Routine About It

During a routine traffic stop, a driver is usually questioned, asked to present a driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance. When an officer pulled over a man from Miami, Florida who was travelling through Lowndes County, Georgia, he found more than he ever...
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