Saturday, December 7, 2019

Moving On

Change can be good; there, I've said it. Sometimes it is starting a new job, moving to a new city or ending a relationship turned sour. Change provides us the opportunity to take the best from what we've learned from our experiences and move...

You Can’t Make This Up

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has a great list of tips for choosing a tax return preparer. One tip mentions the importance of reviewing the entire return before signing it. (This is obviously so any errors can be caught before sending it in.) A...

License to Steal

Listen to this Story The exam for U.S. Certified Public Accountants is designed to ''protect the public interest by helping to ensure that only qualified individuals become licensed.'' According to the Miami Herald, a South Florida accountant took advantage of her position as a CPA...

National Trending

It takes effort to stay trendy. You can't walk around in the coolest clothes, drive the hippest car and sing lyrics to the most popular songs without good research. That being said, you may have one question, ''Does the same effort apply to staying...

Go Big or Go Home

Criminals are known for ''going big'' or trying to steal as much as they can so that they can live extravagant lives. (After all, they usually reason that the ill-gotten money will allow them to buy luxury items such as designer clothes, expensive cars...

Inside Job

Fraudsters often try to fly under the radar so that their illegal acts can go undetected. This often requires some help from the inside where fraudsters abuse their positions of power to steal from others. The Atlanta Journal Constitution details how two former bank...

Entrepreneurial Fraud

Small businesses are usually good for the community because they create job opportunities, while generating tax revenue that ultimately benefits local residents. A story published on NOLA.com tells about a mother and daughter team of entrepreneurs, who operated a Louisiana tax preparation business with...

Fraud Fest

Coming soon to a theater near you: Identity Theft and the Skies of Darkness. Despite good ratings, taxpayers are giving it 100% on rotten tomatoes. Perhaps living in Hollywood (Florida that is) wasn't the best choice for a man who finds himself facing his...

Family Enterprise

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN — Callista Suzena Chiwocha, of Okemos, Michigan was sentenced in U.S. District Court to ten years in prison for conspiring to defraud the government by filing false tax returns, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge.

Florida College Student Prosecuted for Tax Refund Fraud

One former Florida college student was busy doing more than attending classes, studying late at the library and going to fraternity parties on the weekends. A Tallahassee television station, WTXL, reported that today's ''Fraud of the Day'' perpetrator was sentenced to four years in...
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