Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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...

Family Loyalty

In some families, loyalty runs deep ,so deep that members are willing to risk committing crimes to remain a part of the family unit. One man 's family loyalty caused him to commit multiple types of fraud, including the creation of a fraudulent passport...

Foolish Fraudster

There are a variety of jokes about the number of fools it takes to complete a simple task, such as screwing in a lightbulb. Similarly, have you ever wondered how many times a foolish fraudster gets away with lies before they get caught?'' (According...

Count the Crimes

If there were ever a game show dedicated to fraudsters, it could be called "Count the Crimes." (Can't you imagine criminals competing for the prestigious designation of Criminal of the Week based on the number of crimes committed?) Today 's fraudster would definitely qualify...

Fraud Upon Fraud

Desperation is a dangerous state of mind. The Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal has the story of one mother in Maine, who, in addition to submitting falsified applications for welfare, sold her son's prescription ADHD medication for cash—and did so within a drug-free zone. According to the...

Fraud Chaser

The term "ambulance chaser" refers to lawyers who help clients to obtain damages related to a personal injury. The man at the center of today 's "Fraud of the Day" could be called a "fraud chaser" because he used his ambulance company to chase...

Boiling a Frog

When tempted by money, people often find themselves acting in ways that are contrary to their belief system. At first, they may convince themselves that they'll only indulge just a little because after all, they deserve it and no one will notice or be...

Hoist the Surrender Flag

Let's take it to the open seas? Are you familiar with pirate history? Perhaps you've read about Blackbeard's infamous capture of South Carolina in 1718. If not, you've surely seen at least one chapter of the recent pirate movie sequels. You know the drill?...

Overwhelming Evidence

An Alford plea is used in a criminal case when a defendant doesn't want to plead guilty, but the evidence is so overwhelming that it is likely a judge or jury would find them guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. A Virginia couple entered an...

From Russia with Fraud

A guilty plea is supposed to mean taking responsibility for committing a crime. Yet the Sun-Sentinel reports that a Florida woman was still grappling with her own culpability at her sentencing hearing. She had already pleaded guilty to bribing federal and state employees, enabling...
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