Friday, November 27, 2020

Illinois Man Collects Unemployment Insurance Benefits While Earning Paycheck

Today's Fraud of the Day describes the case of an Alton, Illinois man, who was sentenced to five years of probation for defrauding the unemployment insurance program. (He got off easy if you ask me.) Unemployment insurance fraud happens when someone makes a false...

‘Going Halfsies”

Remember your early years of work? Your student loans might have kicked in, and your paycheck was smaller than you hoped. You and your friends probably split the bill at lunch or dinner. A whole new generation refers to the act of splitting the...

A Decade in Jail

A decade is a long time. Whether you're thinking back over key milestones (e.g., your kid starting high school, graduating, going on to college, starting his/her first job, etc.) or counting down the days until a decade of jail time is over, you'll likely...

Let’s Play Count the Crimes

Humans count. It's our basic nature to categorize through number. For instance, we may count to rate things? ''How good is this idea on a scale of 1 to 10?'? If we are not rating, perhaps we are counting to keep track of things?...

Chicago Man Helped Ineligible Claimants Collect Unemployment Benefits

Stealing government benefits seems to be a recurring theme among prisoners. With so many different types of assistance available, fraudsters think their little schemes can easily go unnoticed – that is until one of your cohorts starts cooperating with the police. Today's Fraud of...

The Millionaires Club

It's not easy to start a business. There's funding to worry about, and payroll to be made. There's location decisions – and, of course, all of the complications of the tax code. Some people fail and some succeed. If the allegations are true, the...

Committing Crime while Doing Time

Sometimes people just don't learn from their mistakes – or their punishment. While most inmates don't necessarily take the time we wish they would to reflect upon what they've done and think of ways they can change, they may learn a bit about what's...

A Slice of Pizza, A Side of Fraud

For a lot of school age youth, life seems to revolve around ''doing what is cool;'' however, many students find that the ''cool worries,'' like what to wear and who to be friends with, take a back seat. Their concern of their day is...

The Homeless and Dead Apply for Student Aid

The Grand Rapids Press reports that Raymond Coleman allegedly obtained personal information of homeless people by falsely claiming to represent an agency that helps the homeless. He is accused of then using that information to apply for federal student loan assistance. The article also...
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