Sunday, November 17, 2019

Permission to Commit Fraud

Sometimes it is difficult to commit a crime alone. Co-conspirators are often needed to pull off fraudulent activity. The Montgomery Advertiser reports on a man who enlisted a variety of co-conspirators to commit identity theft and tax fraud. The article states that over a two-year...

It Hits the Employees at the End of the Day

When an employee signs a contract to commence work for an employer, there is usually a sense of trust that is instilled between both parties. The employer expects the employee to act in the best interest of the company, show loyalty to the company...

Be Careful Who You Trust

Sometimes even fraudsters need to be careful who they trust. For example, imagine that you're a fraudster and you think you're about to get away with stealing hundreds of identities and thousands of the government's (taxpayers') dollars. Then you find out that your accomplice...

Highway Robbery

Seems like these tax fraud plots have taken a turn for the worse – now involving violent gun threats. April was a tough month for Tampa, Florida, with two incidents of thievery from mail trucks within two weeks of each other. In today's Fraud...

Miami is Bringing the Heat

If you're a basketball fan, you've probably heard the phrase: ''Miami is bringing the heat.'? Or, maybe you've heard the phrase on the weather news during the dead of summer. According to a CBS Miami article, the phrase is taking on new meaning for...

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...

Hide and Seek with Fraud

'Okay everyone? I will count and you go hide? 10...9...8...7...'? If that doesn't bring back childhood memories, I don't know what else will. There is nothing like a good game of hide and seek, especially when you're playing for money and jail time against...

Guilty Victims of Fraud

Criminals are always on the prowl for victims. Most are innocent, but once in awhile even fraudsters prey on other criminals while they are serving out a prison sentence. (That's an ironic twist – guilty victims.) An article in the Montgomery Adviser details a...

Obstructing Fraud

Employment tax fraud can occur when an employer fails to pay the federal government employment taxes, which include federal income tax withholding, Social Security taxes, Medicare taxes and unemployment taxes. There are multiple ways to commit employment tax fraud, but NBCnews.com reports on one...

Where to Begin…

Here's one you don't see every day? people joining together to defend a man who helped them steal tax refund money from the government. Oddly enough, that's the story in today's ''Fraud of the Day'' from SeattlePI.com about a man who coached people on...
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