Wednesday, September 30, 2020

A Little Online Education

Do you remember the days when students had to actually go to class? The? couldn't sit on the couch in sweats, pop open a can of soda and watch sports while logging on to class. As technology developed, the birth of online classes has...

Candidly Criminal

If you're going to carry around an 8-inch knife, an airsoft pistol and a marijuana pipe, with someone else's Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card wrapped around your neck, it is advisable that you choose your method of transportation —and your words—wisely. MLive.com reports that...

Home is Where the Health Care Fraud Is

In-home doctor visits are beneficial for housebound Medicare recipients. (House calls also are an easy way for unscrupulous doctors to illegally bill for services that were not performed or medically necessary.) An article published by The Detroit News states that a Michigan doctor used...

Juggling Deception

Jugglers are amazingly adept at keeping a variety of objects up in the air, all at the same time. It takes a great deal of skill, concentration and good eye and hand coordination to keep balls, bowling pins, swords, or flaming items moving...

Taking Generosity Too Far

Listen to this Story Unemployment benefits were created to help people who recently lost their jobs manage expenses as they look for new opportunities. (Therefore, it should go without saying that in order to qualify for unemployment insurance, the...

Crowdfrauding

Crowdfunding is a popular way to raise money for a successful business venture or new product idea, usually accomplished through the Internet. (The concept involves obtaining a little bit of money from a lot of people.) Conversely, an article posted on Fox17Online.com tells about...

Doubly Deceptive

The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids each day. To counteract these horrifying statistics, methadone clinics have popped up all over the nation to treat people who are addicted to...

Right under Your Nose

If something is said to be ''right under your nose,'' it means that you are very close. An article reported on WOODTV.com reported that two fraudsters in Michigan committed welfare fraud while employed by the Michigan Department of Human Services. (I guess they were...

Bad Behavior

People have all sorts of reasons for behaving badly. Some are placed in difficult situations and feel there is no way out. As a result, frustration can turn into anger and subsequently emotions erupt, impacting others in a negative way. Others feel entitled to...

Hitting the Welfare Jackpot

You'd think that welfare checks and food assistance would lose their luster after winning the lottery – but not according to the defendant in today's Fraud of the Day from the Associated Press. A Michigan woman was recently charged with fraud for continuing to...
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