Saturday, October 24, 2020
Home Housing and Disaster Fraud

Housing and Disaster Fraud

Two New Yorkers Face Charges in Connection with Public Housing Fraud Cases

In life, there are things that we want, like great jobs and nice cars, and things that we need. At a minimum, the basic needs can be narrowed down to food, clothing and shelter. If you are lacking in one of those three key...

A Storm of Fraud

Spring and summer bring along unstable weather to the United States, sometimes birthing tornadoes in the areas between the Rocky Mountains and Appalachian Mountains. We cringe when the news features the tornado damage of a string of severe storms, depicting structures and lives torn...

Finding Help the Wrong Way

Helping others can be a rewarding process both for the individual(s) in need, and those who step up to help. Of course, the point of the good deed is lost if both commit public housing fraud in the process, and that's the case in...

Staycation

In 2012, Superstorm Sandy was one of the most destructive hurricanes to ever blow up the Atlantic coastline, ultimately causing an estimated $65 billion in damage. The second most-costly hurricane in U.S. history also opened the floodgates for fraudsters to take advantage of the...

Lying is Never a Good Idea

Telling a lie is never a good idea because eventually, the truth will come out one way or another. A Department of Justice press release details the story of a Washington woman who attempted to tell a few lies on the witness stand to...

A Change for the Worst

People are always trying to change their appearance – work out regimens, plastic surgery, anti-aging products, new apparel and identity fraud. Wait...Identity Fraud? You read it right – especially if the change in identity can assist you in receiving public housing benefits. (Who can...

Safety Net

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on a Department of Justice press release entitled, “Wisconsin Farmer Sentenced to Federal Prison for Crop Insurance Fraud.” Jeffrey Lewke (age: 39) was sentenced to six months in federal prison for a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001, making a false statement within the jurisdiction of the executive branch of the United States.

Homebodies

People are just so forgetful these days. It seems that no one can ever remember the number of people living in their homes. It's easy to forget, especially when there are so many. According to Montgomery Media, three Pennsylvania women have...

One Too Many Houses

We are all familiar with the challenges of the housing market. For those who struggle to make ends meet, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds a program – managed by local public housing authorities – known as ''Section 8.'' This...

Living Rent-Free

The Section 8 Housing program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is the federal government's program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly and the disabled afford safe and decent housing in the private market. Public Housing...
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