Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Poster Child

The only thing worse than being prosecuted for fraud is becoming the poster child for fraud. That is the case for a Fitchburg, Massachusetts man who tried to get away with more than $8,000 in unemployment benefits he did not deserve. The New Hampshire Department...

Making Things Right

To qualify for unemployment benefits, there are a few requirements to be met and some pretty straightforward rules to be followed. For example, a person must be completely unemployed or working less than full-time hours to qualify for unemployment benefits. Also, applicants who are...

Not So Happy at Home

Some people try harder than others to cover their tracks when committing fraud. (For those who don’t, it’s just a matter of time before they are caught.) That’s the case for the owner of an in-home personal care company in the Concord, New Hampshire...

No Free Rides

For some people, the toughest part of accessing healthcare can be just getting to a doctor’s appointment. A 2017 study by the American Hospital Association found that as many as 3.6 million people in the United States do not access medical care due to...

Video Star

Some people will do just about anything to be a movie star. Moving across the country to Hollywood, selling possessions to fund the trip, and working multiple jobs to foot the bill for the dream of leaving a legacy on the big screen. A...

Where You Wish No One Knew Your Name

Cheers, the popular 1980's television sitcom about a bar in Boston, Massachusetts paints a picture of a cozy and friendly establishment where everyone knows your name. The former owner and operator of a sports bar and grill in neighboring New Hampshire fleeced more than...

Engineering Illegal Benefits

In general, engineers develop solutions for technical problems. Their job is to make things better, not cause more problems. The New Hampshire Union Leader tells the story of a man who tried to engineer a scheme to steal one month's worth of unemployment insurance...

The Cost of Omission

Just as an act of commission can result in harm, an act of omission can do the same. For example, if you pull out in front of a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed, you are likely to cause an accident for...

The Unique Faces of Fraud

Just like every fingerprint is different, the same goes for faces. Each face has unique features that identify an individual – such as the distance between the eyes, the shape of the nose or the depth of a person's eye sockets. According...

When the Blind Can See

There's a lot of ways to make a million dollars, and a lot of ways to steal it. For those inclined to steal, you have a number of options in New Jersey; for example, you could hold up a bank and risk many years...
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