Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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...

Michigan Cuts off Lotto Winner’s Food Stamps

Do you ever play the lottery? If so, you might find yourself imagining what life would be like if you won the jackpot. Maybe you dream about traveling, buying a new house, putting your kids through school or donating money to charity. You may...

Does Having a Loophole Make it Right?

If you won the lottery, do you think you'd spend any of that money on food? Laws on the books today assume you wouldn't. Many states don't count lottery or gambling winnings as income, so thousands of winners each year continue to be eligible...

Minnesota Auditor Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for $2 Million in Fraud

Who audits the auditor? This story is a stark reminder that even those entrusted with checking the books need to be checked from time to time. A now-former auditor for the Minnesota Department of Revenue has been sentenced to five years in...
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