Saturday, January 19, 2019

Home Almost Alone

There are many reasons why people commit fraud. Some are focused only on themselves and think they are entitled to things or benefits they do not deserve. Others are under intense pressure to pay the bills and make ends meet. A woman from Greene...

Do It Yourself PT

The point of going to a physical therapist (PT) is to receive highly specialized care for a particular injury. PTs can prescribe an exercise regimen and work with an injured patient to get them back to normal as soon as possible. Today’s fraud article...

How Much Is It Worth?

Fake IDs are popular with underage individuals (usually college students) who want to gain access to places and things that are off limits (such as bars and clubs). They are also popular with fraudsters who want to cater to deceptive individuals. (It’s a low...

Frowned Upon

The global anti-aging market is growing rapidly and is expected to reach $331.41 billion by 2021. Today’s fraudster from Germantown, Ohio used his great-grandmother’s recipe for anti-wrinkle serum to take advantage of this expanding market. He funded college tuition for his children,...

Work Perks

There are a number of perks that can come with a job. Your company could have season tickets to the local sports team you can access. Or, maybe you work in a restaurant and are allowed to eat for free. Perhaps, you work for...

A Real Firestorm

There’s a famous saying, “fight fire with fire,” but in today’s Fraud of the Day the story is about fighting fraud with justice, as a Bartlett, Tennessee man found out (the hard way). According to the article (and the actual indictment and evidence presented...

Mobile Fraud

Instead of visiting a mental health provider and laying on the proverbial therapy couch, mobile therapists travel to a patient’s home, school or other location within the patient’s community to provide intensive psychotherapy services. (I’m not sure if the patients lie on their own...

X-rated Rx

The Rx symbol is found on doctor’s prescription pads, as well as on signs in pharmacies. (Here’s your medical lesson for the day: Rx is derived from the Latin word “recipe,” which means “take”.) A Mount Holly, North Carolina physician was definitely “on the...

A Permit by Any Other Name Would… Still be Fraud

According to the USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s guidance for retailers accepting SNAP benefits, there are several requirements that retail owners must fulfill. Among these are the requirement that the store owner must have a permit for each store they own, and the permit...

Cover Your Assets

For income tax fraudsters, one of the most difficult problems is determining how to hide the fact that you haven’t been paying taxes. I think we can all agree that putting assets under your ex-wife’s name is probably one of the more sure-fire ways...
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