Sunday, April 5, 2020

Pocket Change

The Food and Nutrition Service reports that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) paid out more than $74.1 billion in benefits to approximately 46.5 million Americans in 2014. An article posted on Ohio.com states that a small SNAP-approved store owner is accused of defrauding...

The Downside of Not Thinking Straight

Drugs can turn anyone into a monster, and when you compound a narcotics addiction with existing mental health problems, it's advisable to be prepared for the worst. The Fairborn Daily Herald walks readers through a pair of drug-addled Ohio residents' descent into a life...

Resisting Tax Fraud

'Flipping houses'' is a popular concept. There are several cable shows dedicated to buying ''fixer-uppers,'' and selling them for a profit. It sounds like a great concept, but it requires a lot of money up front for improvements and a lot of hard work....

Better to Have It and Not Need It

Workers’ compensation premiums can be very pricey, but the cost of not having a policy can be even more expensive for an employer. If an accident occurs and an employer has allowed a workers’ compensation policy to lapse, the injured worker can sue the...

Pay Now or Pay Later

People who commit workers’ compensation fraud are either trying to steal from the system or avoid paying the necessary premiums for their employees’ coverage. These unscrupulous individuals don’t realize just how serious their crimes are, until they are caught. (Then it’s too late.) Today’s fraudster...

The Fraud Freeway to Prison

Truck drivers are more likely to experience nonfatal and fatal injuries on the job than any other American worker. Sadly, domestic truckers account for twelve percent of national labor fatalities, making particularly troublesome a recent news report on an Ohio transport company owner's refusal...

The Black Market of Food Stamps

You've heard of drug dealers and arms dealers, but what about food stamp dealers? It's hard to imagine that shady exchange in the alley being over something as innocuous as an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, but that's not far from the truth in...

Backyard of Secrets

Everyone has at least one secret they try to keep private. Maybe you're a terrible cook; you can't stand your brother's kids or still have a collection of baseball cards in storage. If you're a criminal, you're likely hiding more from the world than...

Dream House Built on Fraud

A lot of thought goes into designing a dream home. A couple of fraudsters put a lot of thought into the details of building their dream home and enjoyed living in it until authorities discovered they had used government funds to pay for their...

Caught Working

Sometimes it’s a bad thing for people to see you working. Such was the case of a former deputy sheriff in Zanesville, Ohio, who is facing a hefty fine after defrauding the state Workers’ Compensation program. The 56-year-old man apparently filed the claim regarding his...
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