Saturday, March 28, 2020

From Destitute in Diamonds to Dawning Detention Gear

I've been writing Fraud of the Day for over a year now – long enough to have chronicled a case about a jet-setting, millionaire couple accused of welfare fraud from the beginning of the investigation to the guilty plea. So, it only seems appropriate...

Childish Ways

The state of Washington promotes employment by providing child care subsidies to eligible low-income working families through the Working Connections Child Care program. The program uses government funds to provide approximately $300 million in subsidies annually. An in-home daycare provider reverted to childish ways...

Pennsylvania Saves over $25 Million by Cracking Down on Welfare Fraud

Pennsylvania's Department of Welfare is getting tough on welfare fraud and state legislators are taking notice. State Senator David Argall, who served as chairman of the Senate's Government Management and Cost Study Commission last year, recently praised the Department of Welfare's (DPW) actions to...

Camping Out at Home

The appeal of the Recreational Vehicle (RV) lifestyle is growing. (It's a great way to travel and vacation economically, while also taking along your family, friends and the kitchen sink.)A Tacoma-area man found his job as an RV salesman appealing as well because he...

Destitute in Diamonds

While it has been said that diamonds are a girl's best friend, one Seattle resident may insist that it's welfare instead – at least according to today's Fraud of the Day from KATU.com. You'll remember the case; I wrote a commentary on it when the...

Learning a Lesson in Fraud

Take your seats, students. Today's lesson will be in fraud – unemployment fraud to be specific. Now the concept is actually quite simple? to commit unemployment fraud, simply receive unemployment benefits while being employed. Any questions? While the concept may seem easy to understand, one...

Nothing Is As It Seems

Appearances are hard to keep up. We can pretend that all is well by smiling on the outside, but most people – except those closest to you – don't really know what you're like on the inside. All others know about you is what...

Full of Surprises

Life can be full of surprises. A former corrections officer, who was deemed a contributing member of society, made a bad decision and surprised the judge who delivered his sentence for carrying out six figures worth of worker's compensation fraud. The 44-year-old man qualified for...

Robbed by Fraud

Working as a nanny can be rewarding as well as very tiring. As a surrogate parent, nannies usually have to perform physical duties such as laundry, cooking, cleaning, picking up toys and kids, and driving them and their sports equipment around to a long...

Lying is Never a Good Idea

Telling a lie is never a good idea because eventually, the truth will come out one way or another. A Department of Justice press release details the story of a Washington woman who attempted to tell a few lies on the witness stand to...
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