Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Ex-inmate Sentenced for Student Loan Fraud

According to the KSDK.com article, Michelle Owens—an ex-inmate from the South Carolina Correctional Institution—used her prison job in the educational office to gather other inmates' personal information. She then used that information to apply to be a student at Webster University, where she...

Fraud 101

School is hard, but for those who had to work for years in order to pay off student debt, it's even harder. It's because of these hardworking individuals that student loan fraud is so sickening. As reported in The Post and Courier, thirteen individuals...

The Convict That Rocks the Cradle

Being a parent is stressful enough; imagine finding out that you unwittingly left your kids in the care of a federal convict? Philly.com has the story of a middle-aged Philadelphia man who failed to include evidence of his criminal record when he applied for...

Rules for a Reason

Let's face it? the rules matter (even though we often rebel against them). And when it comes to receiving government benefits, following the rules is particularly important. Agencies use rules to determine who is eligible for benefits and who isn't – an important job...

Food for Thought

Through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides nutritious food to young children, older adults and chronically impaired disabled persons in institutions such as day care centers and group homes. (This is definitely food for thought –...

Testy

College entrance exams are required for admittance by most universities in the United States. Some of the most common tests include the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) for undergraduate admittance and the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for business or graduate school entry. An article published...

A Wrinkle in Fraud

Botox injections are usually associated with the prevention of wrinkles. The drug can also be used to prevent chronic migraines and muscle spasms associated with Multiple Sclerosis, plus provide relief from the discomfort of many other medical conditions. An article posted on NewsChannel9.com tells...

Food Stamp ATM

Do you ever take for granted the convenience of an ATM? With one quick swipe of a card and by punching four digits, you have your bank at your disposal. A Pennsylvania fraudster picked up on this convenience and set up her own food...

Facing Fraud

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, nearly $11 billion was spent on more than 10 million cosmetic procedures during 2012. How far will someone go to fund the cost of these procedures (which cost a mint)? United Press International (UPI) posted...

A Lengthy Rap Sheet

A police record of a person's criminal history, which documents the number of arrests and convictions, is commonly called a ''rap sheet.'' Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' details the story of a Philadelphia man who had a rap sheet a mile long. ...
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