Saturday, January 19, 2019

Death Fraud

Food stamp fraud is big business, and an increase in investigations has revealed that a large portion of this type of fraud occurs due to death. According to an article from the Food Stamps Organization, cases involving family members, who illegally collect benefits from...

The Storm of Fraud Is A-Brewin’

You can always tell when a storm is barreling down your way. The clouds eerily creep over the earth, melancholy in nature. The winds calm at first, turn the leaves on trees, scratching branch to branch. And in the short amount of time it...

Sí, Soy de Puerto Rico…

What do you call it when three people commit two unrelated acts of fraud using nearly identical scams? I call it a pattern. At a minimum, it is a problem. Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' from AccountingToday.com reports that three former employees of a large...

Couple Indicted in Student Loan Fraud Case

Students work hard to get into college. And, once accepted, they know they need to pay for it. Some work multiple jobs and/or rely on loans from family members to foot the bill. Many rely on the Department of Education's student...

NJ Family Indicted Following ”Operation Labor Day” Unemployment Fraud Investigation

Sometimes fraudsters cook up elaborate schemes to defraud the government. In other cases, like the one in today's fraud from News-JournalOnline.com, the approach is pretty simple? the fraudster just didn't tell the government that she was no longer eligible to receive benefits and that's...

Family Charged with Public Assistance Fraud and Grand Theft

Talk about a family that ''Frauds'' together..? A Palm Beach County Sheriff's Corrections deputy, along with her mother and stepfather, are accused of trying to defraud the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Belle Glade Housing Authority out of more than $100,000. On top...

The $434 Million ”Oops…”

This fraud of the day chronicles a commendable investigation by ABC15 of Arizona. Compelled by the plight of the state's unemployed, who have had an increasingly difficult time making ends-meet, the investigators obtained records showing that ''many people receiving benefits in Arizona are not...

Florida’s Organized Crime has found a New Target – Tax Refund Fraud

The Tampa Bay Tribune article documents how the police uncovered what Tampa Bay Police Sgt. Terry Goff says is ''an explosion of tax fraud that permeated the city's poorest neighborhoods and some of its most influential conclaves.'' ow was the alleged fraud perpetrated?...
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