Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Told You So

On February 9, 2023, Fraud Of The Day issued a Vulnerability Alert, highlighting the increased trend by fraudsters who were taking advantage of the SNAP system by card skimming.  We would like to say we were wrong, but a crackdown in Los Angeles on...

Potholes Full of Fraud

For kicks and giggles, website The Clunker Junker ranked every state according to how many pothole complaints are registered on Twitter per 1000 km, or 621 miles, of road. California placed 5th in states with the most pothole complaints. It had 18.4 complaints for every 1000...

All Aboard

The first train robbery in American history was done by brothers John and Simeon Reno in 1966, making off with $13,000 from a train stopped in Indiana. In 1873, notorious outlaw Jesse James became the first bandit to hold up a moving train. And...

Leave Gramma Out Of It

Who funds Tricare, a much-needed health insurance program provided to active duty and retired military personnel and their family members? We do. Tricare is federal program provided by Medicare, therefore funded by the US taxpayer. And pharmacist Sandy Mai Trang Nguyen stole $11 million...

Grab The Money, Ditch The Kids!

Richard Ayvazyan and Marietta Terabelian were members of a Los Angeles-based fraud ring who engaged a scheme to fraudulently obtain more than $20 million via the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan COVID-19 relief funds. The couple used dozens of fake, stolen...

Murderers Not Fraudsters

In November of 2020, a group of state and federal prosecutors who had been investigating the state of California’s Employment Development Department for COVID-19 Cares Act fraud, announced that not only tens of thousands of questionable claims were approved, but that the total amount...

All You Need Is a Wig

On Dec. 8, 2021, Eric Jaklitsch was arrested at his home in New Jersey and was transported to the west coast, to be charged in Federal Court for a scheme to defraud the California Employment Development Department (EDD). To execute this scheme, Jaklitsch collected...

Advice From Death Row

Sheila Denise Dunlap’s son had never steered her wrong before. He may have made a few mistakes along the way which put him on death row in San Quentin State Prison, but he had never given her advice she shouldn’t follow. Which might be...

Only A Drop Of Blood

Arrayit Corporation falsely claimed to have invented a technology to test for any disease using a drop of blood. Wait! A Silicon Valley executive who prosecutors said lied to investors about inventing technology? Again? Yes. Again. But different fraudster and this one involves taxpayers’...

These Rules Don’t Apply

Can’t see the fraud? Look a little closer, especially in the buildings of Imperial Valley Ministries, an El Centro, CA based church. Imperial Valley Ministries was founded in the 1970s, with the purpose of ministering to individuals with substance use problems. Starting in 2013,...
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