Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Round ‘Em Up Sheriff

Florida has had enough of fraudsters, and they are out to make an example out of every offense, regardless of how big or small the crime. Today's fraud from the Palm Beach Post News, reports that authorities filed charges against 22 people for allegedly...

Can I Get a Lifeline?

Okay...you've heard of tax refund fraud, food stamp fraud and unemployment fraud, but what do you know about phone subsidy fraud? Put simply? it exists and if you're a wireless subscriber, you're paying for it; but now the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is taking...

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...

Sending a Strong Message

We've heard of drug rings and prostitution rings, but child care rings? Yes...they exist too. According to The Mercury News, a California man was found guilty of six counts of perjury and five counts of grand theft in connection with a case involving home-based...

A Few Bad Apples

Most state employees are honest, hard-working people who go to work every day with the intention of doing their jobs to the best of their ability in service to the state and its taxpayers. And then...there are a few bad apples? those who misuse...

Family Charged with Public Assistance Fraud and Grand Theft

Talk about a family that ''Frauds'' together..? A Palm Beach County Sheriff's Corrections deputy, along with her mother and stepfather, are accused of trying to defraud the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Belle Glade Housing Authority out of more than $100,000. On top...

Maine Couple Gets Caught Gaming the Social Services System

A Maine couple was recently sentenced in federal court to five years of probation and ordered to pay restitution the federal government for fraudulently receiving more than $119,000 in social services benefits, according to a story from the Bangor Daily News. The couple, William and...

So Many Ways to Defraud the Government…

Looks like everyone had an angle in this case. This LoHud.com story notes that four people have been charged with defrauding the Rockland, New York Department of Social Services out of $44,000 in public assistance. Simply put: the alleged fraudsters, who...
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