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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...

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...

Let’s Be Clear

The Social Security Administration's Office of the Inspector General is pretty clear about the types of potential fraud situations they investigate. For example, an investigation will ensue if there are suspicions that someone is receiving Social Security benefits for the following types of circumstances:a...

Family Heritage

Social Security benefits are synonymous with economic security for millions of Americans. Beneficiaries include those who are retired, disabled, or the families of retired, disabled or deceased workers. Today’s fraud article tells the story of a Charleston, West Virginia man, who committed Social Security...

Hammering Out the Details

Social Security disability benefits are paid to individuals who have become disabled prior to retirement age and are unable to work. Beneficiaries qualify to receive disability payments on a monthly basis when they have worked for a certain number of years in a job...

The Buck Stops Here

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Ex-HARC boss Richard Lilliston gets five years for role in diverting Social Security from disabled clients” published by the Tampa Bay Times. Richard Lilliston used to be admired. Now, old friends shun him.

O Fraud, Where Is Thy Sting?

Beekeeping does not come without danger, and neither does fraud. Today’s article combines both to create a sticky situation for a Stafford, Virginia man who committed Social Security disability fraud by lying about his ability to work.

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,...

Long Gone, But Not Forgotten

When a loved one dies, those left behind typically respond in different ways to keep the memory of the deceased alive. Some people join a grief support group, organize a drive to benefit a favored charity, or visit their loved one’s grave each year...

Life of Crime – Revoked!

For law-abiding citizens, it can be hard to understand why someone would repeatedly take the risk of committing crimes. A Florida man is getting plenty of time to think about that as he serves time in federal prison for committing Social Security fraud. The 57-year-old...
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