Saturday, October 24, 2020

COVID Feature: No One Else to Blame

Today’s fraudster has no one to blame but himself if he is convicted of fraud. Carlos Belone, 37, of Coconut Creek, Florida is charged with wire and healthcare fraud along with making false statements to a financial institution. Belone, who owns R&S Pharmacy, allegedly...

Marching off to Prison

Listen to this Story Band directors require special skills to help their students prepare for a variety of performances including, but not limited to parades, half-time shows at football games and concerts. (They generally have a music degree, are...

“F” Is for Fraud

Federal student aid provides financial assistance so that higher education can be more readily available to students. Some fraudsters seek to exploit federal aid programs by fraudulently taking out loans using other’s names. (Fraudsters seeking to take advantage of Federal student loan programs receive...

The Despicable Fraudster

For many, neighbors can be trusted friends you can rely on in difficult times. For others, neighbors can be your worst nightmare, especially when they steal your identity and drain your bank accounts. (It's time to move.) Today's ''Fraud of the Day,'' which appeared...

Identity Shopping Spree

When you think about a shopping spree, you usually envision a carefree outing to the mall where a lot of money is spent on things you may or may not need. (The term tends to have a negative connotation because it is associated with...

Hobbies in Handcuffs

Everyone has some type of hobby they find interesting. Hobbies range from following sports teams to building model trains to hiking and beyond. According to a CBS Miami Online article, the world of hobbies has accepted a new contender? fraud. One Miami woman found...

Fraud, Fraud and More Fraud

The news of an oil spill is never pleasant. The damage inflicted by the spill on the livelihoods of people in the community and on the environment has the potential to be life changing. And, while we may dislike the inevitable increase in the...

Putting the Brakes on Fraud

Listen to this Story Once a train starts rolling, momentum makes it hard to stop. Similarly, once a fraudster becomes successful at skimming undeserved benefits, it's also hard to put on the brakes. (The desire for more begets the...

Unprofessional Conduct

The word professional refers to someone who is skillful, competent, proficient and qualified to serve in a certain area or role. The word unprofessional describes someone who is an amateur or exhibits behavior contrary to an accepted code of conduct. The Miami...

The Stigma of Fraud

People who struggle with mental health issues not only have to deal with the symptoms and disabilities that come along with the diagnosis, but also with the stigma that is placed upon them by society. Even though there are a wide variety of...
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