Monday, October 26, 2020

No More Tricks or Treats

Fraudsters disguise their crimes in a variety of ways. Sometimes criminals create fraudulent documents, alter legitimate physical or electronic documents, tweak transactions in accounting systems or destroy actual documents. Today’s fraudster from Boston, Massachusetts took a different approach and disguised his workers’ compensation fraud scheme behind a...

Vocabulary

Fraudsters like words such as extravagant, lavish, palatial, luxurious and opulent. And, they’ll do anything to live that kind of lifestyle, even if it means stealing from others to achieve their dream. Three managers of a now closed Westminster, Massachusetts transportation company were recently...

Correction

The intention behind correction is to foster improvement. Teachers correct children’s homework to help them learn; parents correct children to influence good behavior; and, law enforcement officers correct offenders by imposing appropriate punishment such as community service, jail time, fines and restitution to rehabilitate...

Out of Character

One definition of character is what someone does when no one is watching. An injured Ashburnham, Massachusetts man, who happened to be a former correction officer at the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, wasn’t counting on his employer secretly videotaping him following an on-the-job injury....

Extracting Fraud

Visits to the dentist are not always a fun thing, especially when a toothache is the reason for going. Not only is there pain associated with the toothache, but in general, patients can expect that the procedure to fix the pain could also involve...

A Spike in Fraud

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service, the trafficking rate for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has dropped dramatically over the past twenty years due to technology which is used to track and control abuse of the former food...

Second Chances Don’t Come Often

The United States correctional system is founded upon a principle that its name should give away—reforming those who have committed crimes into honest members of society; and that is why we should hope for a rare story of redemption in today's all-too-common story of...

Go to Prison, Get…Paid?

It takes some real nerve to fraudulently use the state as a source of income while it has you imprisoned. But that's exactly what a Massachusetts inmate was caught doing, according to a press release published by the Attorney General's office. The man first began...

What’s in a name? For some, jail time.

The Republican via MassLive.com reports on a particularly strange web of lies woven by a Massachusetts man during his plot to steal more than $100,000 worth of social services from the state and federal government. Prosecutors allege that the man used a stolen social...

Beware of the Heedless Horoscope

The Battle Creek Enquirer has the otherworldly story of a superstitious Michigan CEO, who is now serving prison time for using half a million dollars in company money to finance a phony psychic. A recent report details how the man, after twenty five years at...
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