Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Less is Not More

Less is more when you declutter your home and unload your decades-old clothes and toddler toys of your college-age children. Less also was more when the owner of a durable medical equipment (DME) company in Edinburg, Texas, went almost six years before being caught...

Liar, Liar

Law enforcement agencies can request a ''Significant Public Benefit Parole'' for foreigners who assist with ongoing investigations. This benefit allows them to remain in the United States for one year. According to an article in the Austin American-Statesman, a former law enforcement official...

Singing a Sad Song

Most country songs tell stories about human nature and the tragic circumstances that are often part of life. Even though this category of music most often covers broken hearts and regret, a fair amount of crooning covers lying, cheating and stealing as well. The...

Walking Down the Aisle for the Wrong Reason

There are many reasons to get married, but using it as a means to gain U.S. citizenship is definitely a bad reason to walk down the aisle. A story published in The Dallas Morning News follows a family scheme headed up by a mother...

Self-directed Fraud

When an on-the-job injury occurs that warrants workers’ compensation benefits, the injured worker is required to visit a licensed physical therapist or chiropractor, who is under the direction of a medical doctor, to participate in a rehabilitation plan that will get them back to...

The High Price of SIRF

Stolen Identity Tax Refund (SIRF) fraud costs the United States Treasury and law abiding taxpayers billions of dollars. (Perpetrators of SIRF fraud are difficult to catch and prosecute because it is easy to hide behind the anonymity of electronic tax returns.) A story posted...

Family Ties

In an ideal world, a functional family is supposed to be a positive and loving support system that sustains members through both easy and tough times, while offering wisdom and guidance that encourages sound decision-making. On the other hand, a dysfunctional family thinks they...

Elderly Man Collects Deceased Mother’s Social Security Benefits

Each year, fraudulent benefit claims cost the Social Security Administration (SSA) millions of dollars in overpayments. Accepting benefits for a person who is deceased is one of the most common ways the program is defrauded. Today's Fraud of the Day, from the SSA's Office...

Vowing to Fraud

Upon getting married, couples have the option to write their own vows, or recite prewritten vows before the official ''I do.'? I've been to many weddings, and perhaps it's protocol to leave the next statement out, but never have I heard? ''I vow to...

Personal Referrals

Listen to this Story Personal referrals are important when looking for a doctor. (It's pretty common to poll friends and relatives for physician recommendations. After all, you definitely want the best doctor to treat your particular medical condition.) Medical...
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