Saturday, October 24, 2020

Real Trouble

Investing in real estate is a great way to create a source of ongoing income. The goal is to buy property that will increase in value, making it part of the foundation of a good wealth strategy. A dentist who operated her practice in...

Fraud Stinks

The goal of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Program is to improve the quality of life in rural America. Billions of dollars in loans and grants are available to qualified individuals, businesses and communities to empower economic development. An article posted...

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...

Adjusting to Fraud

Children like pretend play. They can be whomever they like including warriors, princesses, veterinarians or even grocery store clerks. (I doubt many kids pretend to be a fraudster.) At some point, they grow out of that stage and move on to reality. ...

The Sting of Fraud

No one likes to be stung – whether by a bee, a bad belly flop into a swimming pool or by undercover government agents. (It's just not comfortable.) Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' from the Gwinnett Daily Post follows the story of a Georgia...

Family Dysfunctions

If you're billing the government for services that you never provided, you're committing fraud. (Just a general rule of thumb.) As stated in a press release, the Georgia Attorney General's office prosecuted a woman who owned and operated an Atlanta-area behavioral health clinic for...

Hiding in Plain View

A popular book character in a children's series follows a man who travels around the world with a variety of items to assist in his adventures. It is the reader's job to search extremely detailed illustrated pages to find the lost traveler and the...

Across State Lines

Medicaid is a state-based insurance program meant to help cover medical costs for those with less income and financial resources. Unfortunately, Medicaid is also one of the largest targets of healthcare fraud throughout the country.  Current Georgia resident Markuetric Stringfellow has pleaded guilty to federal...

Food (Stamp Accountability) Pyramid

While there has been much improvement on the Food Pyramid in recent years, alcohol and cigarettes are still not recognized as part of a healthy diet. And, much to one Georgia native's dismay the federal government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) a.k.a. the...

COVID Feature: Unforeseen Consequences

To the dismay of all employees, there is no such thing as guaranteed job security. At the end of the day, businesses do what they need to do to stay financially secure and sometimes that means letting employees go. An unfortunate side effect of...
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