Saturday, January 19, 2019

Five Star Rating

The five star rating system is used across many industries to signify something is exceptional. We tend to think of a five star hotel as one that is posh and pricey. A five star rating on Amazon means that customers are satisfied with a...

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...

Serious as a Heart Attack

Just as a massive heart attack can cause extensive damage to the heart, a massive fraud attack can also deliver a significant amount of damage. Tax fraud schemes, which are organized by opportunistic criminals, cause large amounts of federal money to be wrongfully disbursed....

No Recollection

Today’s article explains a fraud case involving a lack of recollection. A Sugar Land, Texas nurse apparently did not recall the rules and regulations of running a legitimate home health agency and the government healthcare beneficiaries he victimized did not recall receiving any services...

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...

Ironic

When mentally ill individuals commit a crime, it’s often difficult to decide on the appropriate punishment, whether that includes treatment in a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or incarceration. Today’s fraudster, a man who worked on behalf of hundreds of mentally ill defendants to lobby...

Insider Trading

Among fraudsters, the most dangerous perpetrators are those who have a professional familiarity with the system they are trying to defraud. The latest example of those who see fraud as just business as usual comes to us via a press release from the U.S....

High Flying Fraud

Fraudsters often are apprehended for one reason, then investigators delve a little deeper to find out more than they anticipated. (It's kind of like peeling back the layers of an onion. The deeper you go, the smellier it gets.) A man who was originally...

Zombies at Work

It is commonly said that the only things we can be certain of in this world are death and taxes. But today's ''Fraud of the Day'' raises a question about the uncertainty of fraudulent tax returns using the stolen identities of the deceased. A...

State of Deceit v. Commonwealth of Divorce

Police officers are put on this earth to help keep everyone safe and for that we are thankful. But, they are human, and therefore, imperfect. A case in Tampa tells of a police officer who cashed in fraudulent tax refund fraud checks to pay...
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