Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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...

When Love and Fraud Collide

When in love, people have been known to do some pretty interesting things. Extravagant gifts, flowers, and romantic getaways aside, today’s fraudster from Cape Girardeau, Missouri demonstrated his love for his fiancée by involving her spinal implant distributorship in a healthcare fraud scheme that...

On and Off

Marital status can affect a person’s ability to receive Social Security disability benefits. Today’s fraud article tells about a Bastrop, Louisiana woman who initially qualified to receive disability benefits based on her marital status. (She was separated from her husband at the time of...

Short-Sighted

A person who is short-sighted doesn’t have much foresight into what might happen in any given situation. (You could say they are living in the moment without much regard to the future.) The owner of an eye clinic in Jasper, Georgia was short-sighted when...

Life Line

For many individuals, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are a lifeline that keeps them from sinking. However, fraudsters look at the Social Security Administration (SSA) benefits program as a source of free-flowing income that can keep them afloat without a care in the world....

Piggy Bank

Around the 15th century, dishes and pots were made out of a type of clay called “PYGG.” When people during that day and time were able to save an extra coin or two, they would drop it into their PYGG clay pot. Fast forward...

Declined

You would think that because the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) includes the word “nutrition” in the name, it’s easy to surmise that the food stamp program would pay for any type of food in general. (But that is not the case.) The operator...

Quid Pro Quo

The Latin term “quid pro quo” translates into “something for something.” (In other words, it means, “if you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.”) A New Orleans, Louisiana woman committed Medicare fraud through a quid pro quo arrangement involving two Louisiana psychiatrists. While no...

Criminal Career

Individuals sometimes find themselves involved in a crime although they never intended to commit one. Others make a career out of committing crime. Our “Fraud of the Day” takes a look at a Westport, New York woman, who had a history of welfare fraud...

The Price of Citizenship

The going rate for American Citizenship is $725. (This includes fees for the application and a background check.) Because the process can be a bit complex, impatient individuals seeking citizenship sometimes take a shortcut by enlisting the services of unscrupulous fraudsters who promise faster...
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