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Prison Time for Pocketing Mom’s Federal Pension

Every kid gets into a little bit of trouble from time to time. Some talk back to their elders, some act out and still others take things from kids that don't belong to them. Most grow out of these bad behaviors –...

The Past – and the Law – Catches Up to Alleged Pension Scammer

Most of us go to work every day, work hard, and stay focused on doing a good job in our chosen profession. The hope is that someday – after years of service – we will have enough money put aside so that we can...

The Mechanics of Fraud

Social Security disability fraud costs taxpayers billions of dollars per year. One of the most common ways scammers steal from the government program is by hiding the fact they are working while collecting undeserved benefits. (Otherwise known as double-dipping.) A Northfield, New Hampshire mechanic...

Some Strings Attached

The Social Security Administration (SSA) presents a sobering statistic about becoming disabled. Apparently, more than one in four of today’s 20-year-olds is expected to become disabled before reaching the age of 67. Thankfully, the SSA can help in the event an individual becomes unable...

Games People Play

There are two types of mind games. Individuals who want to maintain a healthy brain keep their mind active by completing activities such as crossword puzzles, Sudoku, learning how to play a musical instrument or doing something they’ve never done before. The other type of mind...

Parenting 101

Have you ever attended a parenting class? If so, I'm willing to bet the course left out the chapter on fraud. It's not often that parents choose fraud over children, but when the situation arises, the justice system created some ''best practices,'' as we...

Deep Hole

There are a variety of ways Social Security fraud can be committed, but perhaps the most egregious falls under the term, deceased payee fraud. This type of fraud occurs when the death of a loved one is not reported so that the deceased person's...

Credentials

Credentials can get you a back stage pass to a concert, access to an important interview and entry into a government computer system as today’s fraud article details. An Aurora, Illinois Social Security Administration (SSA) employee is charged with a Social Security fraud scheme...

Railroad Workers Railroad Taxpayers

Feelings of entitlement are one of the unhappy byproducts of entitlement programs, and such feeling may also be what fueled the alleged misconduct described in today's report, based on a story in The Journal News by Cara Matthews. According to the state's comptroller, construction...

Bad Habits are Hard to Break

Habits are easier to make than they are to break. An article published on Kentucky.com reports on a woman who had a bad habit of lying. She started her life of crime by lying about a disability on a Social Security Administration...
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