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Double Identities

When it comes to applying for and receiving government benefits, our identities play a pretty important role. On paper and online our Social Security numbers (SSN), our birthday, our name and our address define who we are and, frankly, where the agency should send...

Fraud, Fraud and More Fraud

The news of an oil spill is never pleasant. The damage inflicted by the spill on the livelihoods of people in the community and on the environment has the potential to be life changing. And, while we may dislike the inevitable increase in the...

Risky Business

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) exists to protect vulnerable children who are at risk for being neglected or abused. The state agency provides permanent families for children who cannot safely return home; supports early intervention and child abuse prevention activities;...

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...

Someone Call a Doctor…and a Lawyer

There's always one sentence you cringe to hear? ''Someone call a doctor!'? Can you imagine that sentenced coupled with? ''...and a lawyer!'? A plethora of horrid situations come to mind when someone utters those pleas. According to a Robesonian article a Medicaid fraudster seemed...

This Spells Trouble

Many doctors are accused of having bad handwriting. But one who can't spell his or her own name? That's going to trigger a fraud alert. The Daily News reports that a spelling error on a New York welfare claim inspired authorities to double-check its...

Let’s Play Count the Crimes

Humans count. It's our basic nature to categorize through number. For instance, we may count to rate things? ''How good is this idea on a scale of 1 to 10?'? If we are not rating, perhaps we are counting to keep track of things?...

Nassau Social Services Fraud Unit Improves Performance

As any ''Fraud of the day'' reader knows, there are a lot of fraudsters out there using some creative – and some not-so-creative – approaches to defrauding government programs. Federal, state and local agencies are combating these efforts and, as is the case with...

Fraud Posers

Posers give off the false impression that they are part of something because they dress, talk or act like a particular group. In reality, they are just acting the part of someone they are not in order to gain status or a particular benefit....

Gambling with Fraud is a Losing Bet

You'd think that someone who used to own a bail bonding company would be well aware of the costs of running afoul of the law. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that a Virginia man, who also was a former tax preparer who once unsuccessfully campaigned...
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