Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Gambling with Fraud is a Losing Bet

You'd think that someone who used to own a bail bonding company would be well aware of the costs of running afoul of the law. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that a Virginia man, who also was a former tax preparer who once unsuccessfully campaigned...

Layoffs at the Fraud Factory

Creating a rap label to cover up massive fraud fiefdom shows a level of hubris and extravagance that's beyond the average fraudster. The Associated Press reports that a self-proclaimed ''Money King'' attempted to channel more than $100 million in stolen income tax refunds into...

Kickback on Kickbacks

It is encouraging to read reports of the U.S. government bringing down the hammer on companies that commit multi-million dollar fraud—especially when their crimes could cause direct physical harm or death to unsuspecting citizens. According to a press release recently published by the Justice...

Doc Robbin’

Does stealing from insurance carriers to keep an ailing medical practice afloat really classify as ''Robin Hood''-type behavior? According to The Record, a judge who compared a New Jersey doctor to the English folk hero also sentenced the offender to multiple years in prison,...

From Snapshot to Mug Shot

Who knew the photo processing business is so ripe with opportunities to commit fraud (and that it even still exists)? According to a press release published by the United States Attorney's office, a Kentucky man used the photo processing business he owned to bill...

Fraud Knows No Borders

Some of us have grown so accustomed to the widespread use of identity theft for financial gain that we forget about the other terrible crimes a person could commit in our name. According to a report by centralmaine.com, some poor man in Ohio had...

A Taxing Affair

Having and managing debt can be stressful, and sometimes you just need some help. Unfortunately, whenever there is money involved, you need to be careful from whom you solicit that help. (As my mother would say, ''I'm not judgmental...I'm choosy!'') The Charlotte Observer reports...

Go Big…And Then Go To Prison

Some people just can never have enough. According to a press release recently issued by the Department of Justice, a high-profile businessman in Tampa was caught leading a group of conspirators through a multi-million dollar scam to defraud Medicare of more than $12 million,...

Trafficking Welfare, Taking Names

When you imagine what an identity thief would do with your stolen information, buying food stamps might not be the first thing that comes to mind. (What kind of shopping spree is that?) But put yourself in the mind of a criminal who schemes...

Practice to Deceive

All schemes to defraud the government involve deception in some way, shape or form, but some people just don't know when to quit. Mycentraljersey.com reports on one such case, in which a New Jersey health care company owner intentionally sent uncertified health aides to...
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