Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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...

The House Always Wins

Listen to this Story Sometimes when you roll the dice to commit a crime, you get snake eyes. Today's fraudster got a bad roll when she tried to get away with stealing $117,524 from multiple government benefits programs. (She...

Doubling Down on Fraud

Listen to this Story You can't collect unemployment benefits if you are working. You also can't collect unemployment benefits if you're in prison. (Although many incarcerated people have jobs or roles in prison, they are unquestionably not available for...

Keep Your Mouth Shut

Listen to this Story Overconfidence can sometimes result in boasting. (Fraudsters sometimes just can't help themselves when it comes to bragging about their crime.) An article posted on StarTribune.com reveals the story of how a prideful restaurant owner's exaggerated...

Under False Pretenses

When criminals commit fraud, they do it under false pretenses. (They are lying about who they are or what they are doing in order to gain what they do not deserve.) A story posted on CorrectionsOne.com tells about a man who failed to disclose...

The Sobering Effect of Fraud

Sober living environments (SLEs) – often referred to as halfway houses – are interim facilities where people recovering from substance abuse can work on returning to their former lives. An article published by The Boston Globe follows the story of a doctor who paid...

Posthumous Fraud

Some awards are given posthumously. For example, the prestigious Medal of Honor recognizes soldiers who went above and beyond the call of duty while serving their country. Since many of the recipients died during their acts of valor, the medal is often awarded posthumously...
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