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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;...

Hanging Up on Fraud

We live in a day and age when wireless devices outnumber the U.S. population. Even though we are more connected than ever, we tend to take communication for granted and forget that millions of low-income people can't afford phone service. The Federal...

The Relationship Between Drugs and Crime

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) states that 80 percent of prison inmates are drug or alcohol abusers. Additionally, 60 percent of individuals arrested for most types of crimes test positive for illicit drugs when arrested. The New York man in today...

The Irony of Multi-tasking

Multi-taskers take pride in getting multiple things done all at the same time. (The goal is efficiency, but ironically, you end up with additional time to do even more things. It's a vicious cycle.) An article posted on RadioIowa.com tells the story of a...

There are many reasons why someone becomes an impersonator. For example, celebrity impersonators make fun of the personal lives of famous or political figures to make us laugh and keep us entertained. Others impersonate political or military figures to act as a decoy so...

Another Lottery Winner Charged with Welfare Fraud

Public assistance programs exist to help members of the public who need assistance. It's really that simple. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that if someone wins the lottery, the chances are excellent that they don't need additional...

Double your Crime, Double the Time

So how much of a prison sentence should you get when you not only help people obtain unlawfully produced driver's licenses, but also provide this service exclusively to criminals? We've got double the trouble here, as a New Hampshire dynamic duo teamed up to...

Stealing from Children

The State of New York provides special education services to children of preschool age who have developmental disabilities. Once these children enter kindergarten, these services are usually provided by the public school system. Prior to that time, the state funds authorized contractors, who provide...

Friends in Fraud

For most of us, the concept of stealing another person's identity is totally incomprehensible. First of all, it's against the law; second, it's completely immoral and third, well...I don't know, your mother probably told you not to do it. But regardless of what your...

Home Sweet Fraud

Home ownership has long been part of the American Dream. But when someone opens the door to fraud, nightmares breeze right in. The Daily News of Newburyport recently reported that a New Hampshire woman, who owned multiple properties, has pleaded guilty to stealing federal...
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