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Death Fraud

Food stamp fraud is big business, and an increase in investigations has revealed that a large portion of this type of fraud occurs due...

Homewrecker

Sounds Like Fraud

Worst Employee of The Month

One would think that a former government employee would know better than to break the law. This wasn’t the case for Sean Okrzesik, 34,...

Building a Case Against Construction Fraud

California’s State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF) was created to provide fairly-priced workers’ compensation insurance for entrepreneurs, make the workplace safe, and restore injured workers....

Mother-Daughter Duo

Fraud rings are usually well-organized groups of deceptive individuals who intend to take advantage of other people, charities, businesses, or government agencies for their...

With the Check of a Box

Sometimes, the criminal justice system allows individuals or businesses to resolve allegations to avoid incrimination or incarceration. A 49-year-old physician from The Woodlands, Tex.,...

FEDERAL FRAUD

Responsibilities

Being a fiduciary is a huge responsibility. It is a commitment to act in the best interest of someone or an entity that has...

From Cage to Cage

Leona Biser, 52, of Vestaburg, Pa., allegedly confined her 53-year-old, disabled sister to a wooden cage so that she could wrongfully collect her older...

Young and Wicked

Elderly people are one of the most common demographics targeted by fraudsters because they are seen as more vulnerable and easier to exploit. Fraudsters...

Silent Partner

The Department of Justice works collaboratively with local law enforcement and national law enforcement agencies to detect and prosecute healthcare fraud schemes that cross...

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Reducing Identity Theft Refund Fraud

Combatting tax refund identity fraud is a top priority for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The agency's website reports that through November of 2015,...

5 Technology Trends Agencies Use to Combat Tax Refund Identity Fraud

Deborah Smith, MBA, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Former Executive Director, Personal and Business Taxes, Ohio Department of Taxation Thanks to advances in technology, tax return preparation and...

SNAP Fraud Hurts Those Most in Need

The federal government's SNAP program—what many people still refer to as "food stamps"—is a vital program that ensures millions of Americans have enough to...

Getting Taxpayers the Money they are Owed, Quickly without Identity Fraud

The Kentucky Department of Revenue's (DOR) job is not just to collect taxes, but to get taxpayers the money they are owed as quickly...