Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Sovereign Citizens Are People Too

Today's Fraud of the Day, from The Examiner.net comes to us from the ''Show Me'' state, where one Kansas City native was in for a rude awakening when he discovered that despite his status as a 'sovereign citizen,' he could still be charged for...

Bagel Bamboozlement?

What do disability claims and bagels have in common? They both have holes. At least that's potentially the case in today's Fraud of the Day from the NYDailyNews.com. And, the joke is pretty funny...unless you're thinking like a taxpayer. The...

When Identity Fraud Becomes Impersonation

In the past, fraudsters have gone out of their way to commit fraud; digging through trash cans and falsifying documents. Modern technology has enabled fraud to be perpetrated at a more comfortable ''digital'' distance. But today's fraud reported in the New York Daily News...

What Is In a Name?

'What is in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet,'' as quoted from the famous Shakespearean play Romeo and Juliet. The play romanticized the idea of Romeo rejecting his family name for Juliet –...

Workers’ Compensation Fraud Doesn’t Pay

Every once in a while, employees are injured on the job. Sometimes, the injuries result from a particular incident, such as a box in a store room falling on an employee's foot. Other times, the cause may be more subtle, like an injury resulting...

Golfing, Fishing and Defrauding

Every once in a while life throws us a curve ball – some people lose jobs, loved ones or their homes. For others, that unexpected life event is the onset of a disability that impairs the individual from working. In those circumstances,...

NJ Family Indicted Following ”Operation Labor Day” Unemployment Fraud Investigation

Sometimes fraudsters cook up elaborate schemes to defraud the government. In other cases, like the one in today's fraud from News-JournalOnline.com, the approach is pretty simple? the fraudster just didn't tell the government that she was no longer eligible to receive benefits and that's...

Contractor Gets Prison for Workers’ Comp Fraud

Remember when you were a kid and you were rough-housing with friends? Your mom would probably tell you to calm down, and you probably protested saying that no one was going to get hurt. Your mom might have responded with something like? ''Oh sure...it's...

Family Frauds Together for 31-Years

Guess the saying ''the apple doesn't fall far from the tree'' aptly applies to one Seattle family. A report by the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Social Security Administration outlines the crimes of a family of four that have been claiming disability...

San Bernardino County DA Cracks Down on Workers’ Comp Insurance Fraud

It's just a fact of life for California business owners? they must carry the proper workers' compensation insurance to cover their workers in case of injury. Unfortunately, some businesses don't follow the rules. According to an article from the VVDailyPress.com, businesses in San Bernardino...
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