Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Wired’ Fraud

A failure to correctly classify employees may help an employer get ahead in the short term, but, ultimately, everybody gets short-circuited. Consider the owner of an electrical contracting company in New York, who zapped more than $94,000 from the state by paying his employees...

Loud and Clear

According to a survey published by the Hearing Review, mid-range hearing aids can average around $4,000 a pair. A custom pair fitted by an audiologist can cost close to double that amount and many insurance plans won't pick up any of the bill. Perhaps...

One Lie Leads to Another Prosecution

Telling a lie is generally a bad idea. Once one is told, then another one usually follows even though it gets harder to cover up the first lie with subsequent ones. An article published in The Troy Record tells about a New York woman...

Finding New Ways to Fraud

The fraud business is not always an easy one. To state the obvious: the practice of fraud is illegal, and federal, state and local government officials make continuous efforts to end such activities. But we must ask ourselves, how does fraud continue to exist?...

Weathering the Fraud Storm

It never ceases to amaze me how many ways fraudsters capitalize on government benefits. (These fraudulent opportunists specialize in lining their pockets with additional cash they don't deserve at the expense of their victims.) An article posted on CSPnet.com explains how convenience store co-owners...

In High Demand

It's important to have confidence as a business owner. If you present yourself as competent and knowledgeable, you will have a good chance at being successful as long as the product or service you are selling is legal and in high demand. An article...

Zero Sum Fraud

Committing welfare fraud in a county that operates a ''Zero Tolerance'' Anti-Fraud, Waste and Abuse Program is clearly a zero sum game. Such is the case with an upstate New York couple who were nabbed by the Ulster County District Attorney in 2014 for...

Physical Therapy, Occupational Fraud

Listen to this Story The owners and operators of medical clinics should be in business to provide essential treatments and services to people who need them. Unfortunately, according to a story in Capital New York, one woman who owned...

The Relationship Between Drugs and Crime

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) states that 80 percent of prison inmates are drug or alcohol abusers. Additionally, 60 percent of individuals arrested for most types of crimes test positive for illicit drugs when arrested. The New York man in today...

What a Way to End a Career

Most people work hard and save money in hopes that they will live a comfortable lifestyle following their retirement. (After all, the golden years are supposed to be spent enjoying favorite hobbies, travelling and spending time with love ones, right?) An article published in...
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