Friday, December 14, 2018

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees

Contrary to popular belief, money doesn't grow on trees. (However, a Virginia woman seemed to think that the government had an endless supply of free benefits to choose from despite the fact that she did not qualify for them.) Over seven months, she harvested...

Making the Wrong Moves

Listen to this Story Moving to another state often involves a lot of paperwork, unless you don't bother to file it. An article posted on 13NewsNow.com tells the story of a woman who moved from Virginia to Maryland, and...

The Heat is On

The heat is on when it comes to tracking down and prosecuting fraudsters who attempt to illegally gain benefits they don't deserve. A story posted on 13NewsNow.com tells about a man who received more than $2,000 in benefits from three different government subsidized programs. The...

Wishy-washy

People who are lacking in decisiveness or character are often considered to be ''wishy-washy.'' An article posted on 13NewsNow.com tells about a Virginia man who originally pleaded guilty to his involvement in a $2.6 million tax refund fraud scheme, but then withdrew his plea....

Brazen

Fraudsters are generally deceitful when pulling off a scam. (They will do whatever it takes to throw investigators off their trail.)In an article published by The Free Lance-Star, a woman was brazen in her attempt to gain $28,500 from her county's Social Services department....

Surprise!

Sometimes it is nice to be surprised. Who doesn't like a surprise birthday party or an unexpected bonus at work? An article published by The Virginian-Pilot tells about some federal investigators who raided the home of a business owner looking for evidence of one...

Life on the Inside

Life inside of prison can create a tedious mixture of fear, isolation and boredom, which can consequently lead to more criminal activities. (Idle hands are usually not a good thing.) An article published by The Sacramento Bee tells how a former California prison inmate...

Good, Bad and Ugly

The good thing about welfare is that a variety of programs exist to help disadvantaged individuals who live under a minimum accepted level of income. (Benefits can include child care, utilities, food, medical or vocational rehabilitation services just to name a few.) The bad...

A Matter of Status

When applying for government benefits, it's important to be honest about your status. (The government doesn't take kindly to lying.) An article published in The Virginia Gazette tells about how a woman was able to collect Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits by lying on...

What Goes On Behind Closed Doors

Appearances can be deceiving. Someone can be perceived as a pillar of the community, but hide behind a public persona and commit a private crime. (They somehow reason that no one would suspect such a devious act from someone so revered.) An article published...
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