Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Dirty Business

California’s Labor Code states that employees in the state are employed at will, meaning that either the employer or the employee can terminate employment at any time without cause and without notice. (For employees that are desperate to keep their job, there are usually...

Chasing Fraud

It’s not uncommon for postal service to be suspended when dogs chase or bite postal workers along their delivery routes. Similarly, the government chased down and suspended a Florida mail carrier from delivering mail along his West Palm Beach route after discovering he was...

The Secret about Secrets

Fraudsters are always trying to find shortcuts to get around the law. And they usually end up conspiring with others to get the illegal job done. Such is the case for a convenience store owner in Florida who conspired with his store manager to...

Reducing Identity Theft Refund Fraud

Combatting tax refund identity fraud is a top priority for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The agency's website reports that through November of 2015, 1.4 million identity theft returns were successfully identified and $8 billion in fraudulent refunds were prevented. Another report from the...

Cashing in on the Vulnerable

Fraudsters love to cash in on the vulnerabilities of their victims, especially the disabled and the deceased. A man who owned a North Miami check cashing business cashed in on more than 2,000 victims in these two categories, netting more than $11 million in...

Overprescribed

There's a pill for just about everything. In fact, there were 4.36 billion prescriptions dispensed in the United States in 2015.A Miami psychiatrist did more than just overprescribe medication to his patients, he dispensed anti-psychotic drugs for the purpose of helping his patients game...

Not Making the Grade

When you name your company ''A Plus'' anything, you're setting the bar pretty high for yourself. But in today's case, the owners of the company earned themselves an ''F'' for fraud. According to a press release recently published by the Florida Attorney General's Office,...

Not Child’s Play

Here's a new one. Instead of a fraudster who collects unemployment benefits while hiding a job, this is the case of one pretending to have a job in order to collect childcare benefits, while simultaneously claiming jobless benefits. (Must have seemed like a good...

Crossing the Line

Listen to this Story If there is a line between accidental and intentional, the subject of today's ''Fraud of the Day'' definitely crossed it. The SunSentinel reports that a Florida woman was recently sentenced to serve one year of...

Spreading the Wealth

Listen to this Story The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) protects against the loss of deposits made into accounts including checking, savings, money market and certificates of deposit (CDs) up to $250,000 per depositor and per banking institution. (This program, instituted after The Great Depression,...
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