Sunday, April 5, 2020

What’s Yours is Mine

Each year millions of people fall victim to identity thieves, and the problem is only getting worse. With identity theft rates setting new records year after year, it is no wonder that the courts do not take these cases lightly. Today’s “Fraud of the...

Cutting Corners

The cost of worker's compensation insurance varies widely according to industry and location, not to mention how long a business has been accident-free. The owner of a small business in New Jersey tried to cut costs ($600,000 to be exact) at his electronic recycling...

Living Rent-Free

The Section 8 Housing program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is the federal government's program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly and the disabled afford safe and decent housing in the private market. Public Housing...

Dead Man Talking

Dead men don't talk, but apparently, a deceased dentist in New Jersey performed a wide variety of dental procedures and earned a lot of money from the government in the process. Today 's "Fraud of the Day" examines a case about a dentist who...

Cashing in on Fraud

Check cashing businesses are convenient because multiple financial needs can be taken care of at one time for a small fee. Customers can pay a variety of bills including utilities, mortgages or credit card bills all at once. Sometimes, small businesses also use check...

The Check is Not in the Mail

Unemployment insurance fraud is big business – if it's successful. The State of New Jersey is winning the battle against unemployment insurance fraudsters thanks to new technology. According to an article posted on NJ.com, there are between 1,600 to 2,000 attempts to...

Trail of Evidence

All fraudsters leave a trail of evidence when committing crimes, no matter how good they are at burying it. An article posted on NorthJersey.com tells the story of how tens of thousands of fraudulently submitted Medicaid claims led investigators to the mastermind of one...

Food Stamp Fraud at the Local Gas Station

The Kingston Times reported that District Attorney, Holley Carnright, announced the indictment of gas station owner, Kanwarjit Singh, alleging that he and his clerks allowed customers to trade their food stamps for prohibited items like beer or cigarettes, or for cash, in exchange for...

Kicking Back

The word ''kickback'' has several meanings. The most common social definition involves relaxing with friends or family, such as in, ''Why don't you come on over and let's kickback and watch a movie.'' Another definition of the word involves unethical behavior, such as when...

Bookkeeper Found Guilty of Disability Fraud

If you are thinking about committing unemployment fraud in New Jersey, you may want to re-think your plans; the Garden State is taking the matter very seriously, as one Newark family found out in today's fraud from NJToday.net. A joint investigation between New Jersey's Division...
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