Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Trafficking Welfare, Taking Names

When you imagine what an identity thief would do with your stolen information, buying food stamps might not be the first thing that comes to mind. (What kind of shopping spree is that?) But put yourself in the mind of a criminal who schemes...

A Different Kind of Washington Cartel

Most of us can agree that there's little worse than stealing from children. Unfortunately, kids are an easy target, and especially those whom have been in trouble with the law. The Washington Post has the story of an employee at the D.C. Department of...

Working Hard at Not Working

Most people work hard to earn their paycheck. They put in long hours and are conscientious about doing a good job for their employer. Fraudsters on the other hand, work long hard hours to cheat others and don't care how their actions impact their...

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;...

Misprision Can Lead to Prison

Knowing about a crime and not reporting it is just about as bad as actually committing one. The official term for this act is misprision, or the failure to report a known felony to authorities even though the person reporting the offense is not...

Dark Times Ahead for Fraudsters in the Sunshine State

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. It's always darkest before the dawn. These are slogans we typically refer to when we are about to undertake some major initiative like putting a stop to fraud. Sometimes the battle seems hard, and we even question whether the struggle...

Faux “the Name. Fraud” the Game.

It 's ironic (or maybe it 's not) that today 's fraudster 's last name is "Faux." (As in fake.) True to her name, the woman faked her way through fraudulent Medicare claims, falsified patient records at her physical therapy practice and managed to...

Fraudulently Multitasking

Oh, the art of multitasking – a talent many wish to perfect? People who are the masters of multitasking are able to work, clean the house, run errands, walk the dog, schedule appointments and make dinner all in one day. The art of multitasking...

Overprescribed

There's a pill for just about everything. In fact, there were 4.36 billion prescriptions dispensed in the United States in 2015.A Miami psychiatrist did more than just overprescribe medication to his patients, he dispensed anti-psychotic drugs for the purpose of helping his patients game...

Oh, Brother!

Twins are known for having fun with creating confusion for those who can't tell them apart. They can dress and act alike, fooling friends, teachers and even dates. A man at the center of today 's "Fraud of the Day" used his twin brother...
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