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Blowing Down Straw Houses

As the tale of the Three Little Pigs illustrates, houses made of straw do not last very long. (Neither do businesses who try to launder illegally gained funds through straw companies.) An owner of a home health care agency who tried to bilk Medicare...

Web of Fraud

When the Internet was first created, it was intended to be a tool for scientists to share information. Now, the World Wide Web connects every one who can get online, provides a mechanism for commerce that delivers goods and services all over the world,...

Insider Trading

Among fraudsters, the most dangerous perpetrators are those who have a professional familiarity with the system they are trying to defraud. The latest example of those who see fraud as just business as usual comes to us via a press release from the U.S....

Fraud Chaser

The term "ambulance chaser" refers to lawyers who help clients to obtain damages related to a personal injury. The man at the center of today 's "Fraud of the Day" could be called a "fraud chaser" because he used his ambulance company to chase...

Behaving Badly

A former well-respected attorney in Santa Barbara, California behaved badly by not paying his taxes. He used the unpaid taxes to live a lavish lifestyle and to go gambling. The former criminal defense attorney neglected to report that he had earned $3,590,185 to the Internal...

Where You Wish No One Knew Your Name

Cheers, the popular 1980's television sitcom about a bar in Boston, Massachusetts paints a picture of a cozy and friendly establishment where everyone knows your name. The former owner and operator of a sports bar and grill in neighboring New Hampshire fleeced more than...

You’re Gonna Pay

Payroll taxes are the focus in today’s “Fraud of the Day.” Employees usually pay their share via paycheck deductions and then employers pay the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) an amount based upon the employee’s wages. Today’s fraudster collected his employees’ payroll taxes, but neglected...

Fraud Minion

When you think about minions, usually a cute yellow blob that loves bananas and wears blue jean overalls comes to mind. Even though the popular animated figures assist a former professional criminal portrayed in a popular children's movie, the fictional characters are generally seen...

More than a Slice of Pizza

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Wayne Restaurateur Giuseppe DiMeo Guilty In Tax Fraud Case: Feds,” published by Radnor Patch. Giuseppe "Pino" DiMeo, 49, changed his initial not guilty plea to guilty on two counts of conspiring to defraud the IRS and nine counts of filing false tax returns, according to Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen.

Serving Up Fraud for Dinner

Restaurant customers love to peruse menus for tasty meals that will satisfy their hankerings. (Whether a blue plate special or a gourmet dish, they expect to have a tasty experience no matter how much they pay.) Customers understand that there are additional costs associated...
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