Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

I’m Having a Fraud Attack

Would you know what to do if someone exclaimed? ''I'm having a heart attack?'? My guess is that you are not a cardiologist, so your knowledge of treatment past calling 9-1-1 and providing CPR would probably be limited. According to a NorthJersey.com article, one...

No Love Lost

There's no love lost between the government and criminals who try to defraud its benefit programs. A woman who formerly ran a tax preparation business ironically called Compassionate Financial Service also lacked compassion for the victims she used to carry out an unemployment benefit...

Bagel Bamboozlement?

What do disability claims and bagels have in common? They both have holes. At least that's potentially the case in today's Fraud of the Day from the NYDailyNews.com. And, the joke is pretty funny...unless you're thinking like a taxpayer. The...
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