Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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...

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...

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...

Coaching Benefit Applicants to Quit Jobs to Receive Benefits

Sometimes unemployment really is all it's cracked up to be. The PostChronicle.com reports that the Morris County Office of Temporary Assistance in New Jersey has been ''allegedly giving handouts to people who don't need assistance.'' The two anonymous sources that the PostChronicle.com...

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...

A Certifiable Fraudster

When a person certifies something, he or she attests that something is true or accurate. For example, in order to obtain a work visa in the United States, a foreign national must have a job in the country and provide certification that they actually...

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...

Man Accused of Using a Deceased Tax Preparer’s ID to Commit Tax Refund Fraud

By now, we've all heard that fraudsters are stealing identities of the deceased to collect tax refunds; but think about this take on it? stealing the identity of a deceased tax preparer to file fraudulent returns. (Fraudsters love the deceased. No complaints.? It seems...

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...

Semi-Retired, Fully Criminal

Many retirees are making their way back into the office because they want to work, boost their retirement incomes, or balance the fulfillment of holding a part-time job with the flexibility of semi-retired status. However, when people retire because of a disability, they are...
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