Monday, October 26, 2020

How Far Would You Go for a Good Deal?

Everyone is on the lookout for a good deal. A gazillion websites exist just to help us find the right item, in the right color, for a less expensive price – including free shipping. We are bombarded with ads and coupons just about everywhere...

Pretend Play Doesn’t Pay

Most children spend their early years learning how to pretend play. Whether creating adventures with imaginary friends, playing house or make believe, children explore their environment and bring order to their world by using their imagination. Pretend play usually tapers off during the elementary...

Robbing from the Rich to Give to the Poor? Not quite.

The idea of stealing was popularized in English literature by a character known for robbing from the rich and giving to the poor. While it's a romantic notion, stealing is still a crime. According to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article, one market owner made it...

A Victim to Crime

Anyone can fall victim to crime in the form of fraud. Although you may think you're safe because you take all the necessary precautions to protect your identity, one security breach to your tax service could force you to shift your focus and think...

The State of Georgia for the Win

It's the same feeling, I'd imagine, that an impossibly small country feels when its curler or alpine skier wins the Olympics. The odds? Impossible. The glory? Eternal. It may seem like an exaggeration, but in the fight against fraud the victories are few and...

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...

Seven Charged in Multi-Million Dollar Food Stamp Fraud Case

Just imagine this scenario? you're down on your luck, and you're really low on cash; you don't even have enough money to buy food without the help of the government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps. Then, someone offers you...

Illinois Court Upholds Eight-Year Unemployment Fraud Sentence

If you are a frequent reader of ''Fraud of the Day,'' you know that we highlight articles on different types of fraud, so federal, state and local agencies can be armed with information about how the frauds are occurring and what can be done...

Like Mother Like Son

The law is complicated, and sometimes you find yourself on the wrong side without even knowing it. For example, who would have thought that submitting fake tax returns for a host of your fellow inmates, opening multiple bank accounts to receive the money, and...
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