Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Waiting for Disaster to Happen

No one with a conscience would ever wish for a natural disaster to happen. However, if you are interested in reaping the benefits of someone else's demise, then you're probably waiting for a natural disaster to happen at any time. (There's always a...

Certainty

Benjamin Franklin once said that the only things certain in life are death and taxes. He forgot to add one more certainty - if caught stealing money from the U.S. government, a prison sentence is sure to follow. Today's ''Fraud of the...

Lucky Number 7

The number seven has long been considered to be lucky, especially for the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, which recently made its seventh most notable crackdown since launched in 2007. (Notice the number of sevens?) An article in The Wall Street Journal reports that in...

Brotherly Love

Brotherly love is an idea that lends credence to being kind and lenient to others through charitable acts. The Kansas City Business Journal details the story of a man who goes by ''Brother Love,'' but his fraudulent actions were anything but loving and more...

Twisting Facts

On May 22, 2011, a catastrophic tornado touched down in Joplin, Missouri and left a path of destruction nearly a mile wide across the southern part of the city and two adjacent counties, causing nearly $3 billion in damages. According to the National Oceanic...

Stopping Payments to the Dead

In today's world of fiscal uncertainty, it's not hard to find a story in the news where an elected official talks about dysfunctional government, increasing taxes or budget cuts. As the saying goes, it seems the only things we can really count on in...

Listen Up Students

The days of punishing students with detention may quickly be changing to prison time. You mean to say that students will serve jail time for skipping classes? No, not quite; however, college students seeking to defraud the government through student aid programs could face...

Hide and Seek with Fraud

'Okay everyone? I will count and you go hide? 10...9...8...7...'? If that doesn't bring back childhood memories, I don't know what else will. There is nothing like a good game of hide and seek, especially when you're playing for money and jail time against...

Parenting 101

Have you ever attended a parenting class? If so, I'm willing to bet the course left out the chapter on fraud. It's not often that parents choose fraud over children, but when the situation arises, the justice system created some ''best practices,'' as we...

Fraud Forecast

Hello, folks. Today we are going to take a look at our fraud forecast. We currently see that individuals have made a habit of taking advantage of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster relief fund. Luckily for you FEMA, we are looking at...
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