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A Proper Punishment

We have the privilege to live in a democratic country where we've created a justice system to deliver proper punishment when needed. But how do we define ''proper'' punishment? Perhaps we should just flip a coin? heads for five years, tails for 10 years....

Repeat Offender

Some criminals just can't help themselves. Once they start down the path towards a life of crime, it is often hard to turn back. The Sugar Land Sun reports on a Houston woman, who was already serving time for a prior conviction,...

Living Within Her Means

Fraudsters of all ages have at least one thing in common – greed. No matter the age, selfishness is usually the root of every fraudulent crime committed. An article posted on the Philadelphia CBS affiliate's Web site reports that despite her age,...

Name Game

'If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.'' While it is a great sentiment to take to heart, somebody should have told today's fraudster that it doesn't apply to stealing from the government. The U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia, released an...

Timing is Everything

When merging onto a busy highway, it's important to accelerate and time your entry when there is a break in traffic. If you want to collect a retirement check, you have to wait until the appropriate age before claiming your hard-earned monthly benefit....

Destitute in Diamonds

While it has been said that diamonds are a girl's best friend, one Seattle resident may insist that it's welfare instead – at least according to today's Fraud of the Day from KATU.com. You'll remember the case; I wrote a commentary on it when the...

Sharing is Caring

Growing up, you are taught to share. While sharing isn't always easy, it has been stated that? ''sharing is caring.'? But how do fraudsters feel about it? Clearly they aren't ''sharing'' wealth with the government when they are stealing from taxpayer-funded programs. What about...

Hijacked Credentials

Credentials are important if you want to obtain a certain status, privilege or right. For example, if you want to be recognized as a doctor, you must provide proof that you graduated from medical school and have the appropriate credentials to practice medicine. If...

Railroad Pension Fraud Scam May Have cost $1 Billion

The FBI have charged 11 people with fraud charges ''in connection with a massive pension scam involving fake disability claims by Long Island Railroad workers that COULD cost the agency $1 billion,'' according to the New York Post. The federal complaint alleges that Railroad workers...

Replacing Fraud

Most things can be replaced. For instance, if you wear a hole in the bottom of your shoe, you can purchase a new pair and throw the old ones out. An article published in the Idaho Statesman tells about how one Idaho man went...
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