Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The Biggest Offender

A day does not usually pass where you don't read about a long list of shady characters who were convicted of fraud against the government. (Try not to be too depressed. This means that more perpetrators are being caught and prosecuted every day.) Today...

Fraud is Confining

Initially, when fraudsters dream about launching a scam to defraud, they are thinking about how wonderful life is going to be with the additional cash in their bank account. They don't usually think far enough down the line to consider how confining an act...

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 –...

Speak Up

Sometimes, you can get into trouble for speaking up, but there also are times when you can find yourself in a predicament by keeping your mouth shut. An article posted on CBSNews.com describes how a Pennsylvania man is accused of neglecting to explain to...

Cooperation Goes A Long Way

It's always important to be cooperative when seeking leniency from the Judge. An article on Philly.com details the story of the former director and owner of a Philadelphia hospice center, who cooperated with federal prosecutors regarding his participation in fraud scheme that billed...

Breaking the Rules

Without rules, life would be chaotic. People would do whatever they want, whenever they wanted, without regard to others. (Hey, that sounds like something a fraudster would do.) According to an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, two brothers totally disregarded the comprehensive set...

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. ...

Feeding Fraud

If a patient is unable to consume food or liquids by mouth, doctors may prescribe a feeding tube that can be put directly into the stomach through the abdomen. This procedure bypasses the mouth and esophagus and goes directly into the intestinal system,...

Stamp of Disapproval

Fraudsters will use family members to accomplish their crime if they are desperate enough. A story reported in the Rutland Herald tells about a father who used his daughter's signature to defraud the government of approximately $10,000. The article states that the man's...

Not Legit

Criminals take great effort to make their fraudulent activities look legitimate. An article in The Pittsburg Post-Gazette describes the case of a convenience store owner involved in a scheme to bilk the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) out of thousands of dollars from...
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