Sunday, December 16, 2018

Thick as Thieves

The idiom ''thick as thieves'' refers to a group of people who are described as close friends. Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' article tells about three women who were closer than friends – they were sisters who banded together as ''partners in crime.'' The...

They Never Learn

Some fraudsters never learn. They frequently commit the same crime over and over again until one day, they make a mistake. A Georgia woman almost carried out a successful student loan fraud scheme worth $500,000, until she mistakenly signed her own name instead of...

Phony Baloney

The federally funded Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program provides healthy foods, health care referrals and nutrition education to at-risk low-income pregnant and postpartum women and infants and children up to age five. Eligible beneficiaries receive food vouchers that can be exchanged for nutritious...

Jack Pot

Have you ever dreamed of winning the lottery? Perhaps you'd use the proceeds to buy a nice vacation property, your own private island or maybe you could set up a charity or pay off a big loan. An article in The Augusta Chronicle covers...

In Harm’s Way

Soldiers are accustomed to being placed in harm's way. They can anticipate the enemy, prepare for combat and be ready to engage at a moment's notice. However, it is difficult to predict how some enemies will actually attack. An article published in the Ledger-Enquirer.com...

Feeling the Pain of Fraud

It 's very important to monitor a patient during and after surgery. From the time that patients are put under anesthesia and wake up post-surgery, they need to be monitored. A Georgia doctor, who was responsible for performing surgical monitoring services billed multiple federal...

Till Jail Do Us Part

A married couple from Atlanta probably didn't vow to commit crime together when they tied the knot, but they are about to be separated by a prison sentence they received for committing tax refund fraud. An article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle details...

Family Connection

There are times when a family connection is helpful. (It doesn't hurt to have a personal reference when applying for a job or entrance into an institution of higher learning.) An article published in the Merced Sun-Star tells about a family connection to a...

The Fraud is in the Details

Fraudsters usually take great care to bury their illegal actions within the minutia of a scheme, but ironically that is where the majority of mistakes are made. In an article published by the Ledger-Enquirer, a Georgia woman was able to hide the details of...

Neither Snow, nor Rain nor Fraudsters

Postal carriers have a tough job. They not only have to deliver mail during a variety of extreme weather events, but also occasionally get chased by dogs while doing their job on foot. AccountingToday.com details the story of one mailman in Georgia who went...
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