Friday, December 2, 2022

If You Can’t Fake It, Steal It

The better law enforcement and government agencies get at preventing scams, the more devious and inventive the crooks become. (A twisted variant on “no good deed goes unpunished.”) So it was that the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) found that their successful...

A Lack of Durability

Some healthcare fraud schemes are simple and involve a singular physician overcharging Medicare in an attempt to pocket reimbursements for a few patients. Other frauds, like today’s case, are more complex and involve a multitude of conspirators attempting to defraud many Medicare beneficiaries. Jessica Jones,...

One Pay Out Too Many

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) administrators have stated they believe that fraudsters have gotten away with as much as $30 million in unemployment benefits since the pandemic began. Unfortunately, these fraudulent claim numbers are expected to continue to rise. According to CDLE officials,...

Diapers for Disability Benefits

According to Wednesday by Custard, a British digital marketing company, seventy five percent of people on social media admit to lying about themselves online. Zachary Barton is one of the twenty five percent who are truthful on social media. However, in his real life,...

Paying Debts

Debt can be crushing. Mortgage owners can easily get behind on monthly payments when an anticipated job promotion doesn't come through or a surprise company-wide layoff occurs. Graduates trying to pay back their school loans can also get behind just trying to navigate the...

Cabin Fever

Alaska has an estimated 67 days of total darkness in the northern most portion of the state commonly referred to as America's last frontier. The conditions can be harsh in the winter with subzero temperatures and an average of six feet of snow each...

A Trail of Fraud

For some criminals, fraud is self-perpetuating. One successful take leads to another and the cycle repeats, until they get caught. According to an article published in the Post Independent, a woman started out with one crime, got caught, pleaded guilty, served time, committed another...
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