Saturday, November 17, 2018

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...

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...

Property Problems

Owning property can be difficult; in most cases, you're required to maintain it. But, does anyone really check up on your property? According to a Miami Herald article, nearly 100 individuals have been cited for property problems, and we aren't talking about ugly flowers...

Fake Proof

In the State of Florida, only U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents and other authorized foreign nationals are allowed to obtain Florida driver's licenses. For a foreign national, proof of residence can be confirmed with a permanent residence stamp on his or her passport...

Florida College Student Prosecuted for Tax Refund Fraud

One former Florida college student was busy doing more than attending classes, studying late at the library and going to fraternity parties on the weekends. A Tallahassee television station, WTXL, reported that today's ''Fraud of the Day'' perpetrator was sentenced to four years 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...

Identity Fraud Epidemic

Identity fraud has reached epidemic proportions in South Florida. While the Federal Trade Commission reports that Florida had the highest rate of identity theft in the country in 2013 and 2014, Miami wins the award for having the most identity theft complaints in the...

Calling on Fraud

Insider fraud at call centers is becoming a common problem. Can you imagine the wealth of personal information available to lurking fraudsters? (All it takes is one deceptive person with the right access credentials, and voila! You have a scam and a bunch of...

Dark Times Ahead for Fraudsters in the Sunshine State

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. It's always darkest before the dawn. These are slogans we typically refer to when we are about to undertake some major initiative like putting a stop to fraud. Sometimes the battle seems hard, and we even question whether the struggle...

Snellville Woman Sentenced to Prison for Tax Fraud

This is a story about using the dead to get ahead—and rich—fast. This Atlanta Business Chronicle article recounts how—in just one year (2007 to 2008)—a Georgia woman filed 700 tax returns with falsified information and received $378,548 back in claims. This was 77 percent...
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