Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Coming Clean

Confessing involvement in a fraudulent scheme is really hard when an individual has been involved in the deception for many years. (Sometimes, as time goes by, perpetrators rationalize that they deserve the funds and the things they are stealing from their victim.)  It took...

From Russia with Fraud

A guilty plea is supposed to mean taking responsibility for committing a crime. Yet the Sun-Sentinel reports that a Florida woman was still grappling with her own culpability at her sentencing hearing. She had already pleaded guilty to bribing federal and state employees, enabling...

Nothing Routine About It

During a routine traffic stop, a driver is usually questioned, asked to present a driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance. When an officer pulled over a man from Miami, Florida who was travelling through Lowndes County, Georgia, he found more than he ever...

Allergic to Fraud

For allergy sufferers who do not like needles, allergy drops are an alternative to in-office shots. Some research reports show that the benefits of allergy drops can be similar to allergy shots, except most drops are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That’s...

Don’t Blow It

The National Hurricane Center reports that Hurricane Sandy formed in the central Caribbean on October 22, 2012 and tracked north through Jamaica, eastern Cuba and the Bahamas before heading to the United States and the mid-Atlantic coast around October 28th. The storm packed a punch, causing...

Playing the System

Fraudsters think that they are good at playing the system. No matter the type of system, they try to work the situation so that they end up with an advantage. Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' is about a Detroit woman, who kept trying to...

Boomerang

A boomerang – a curved flat piece of wood designed to return to the thrower – was once used as a weapon to hunt down dinner or to attack an approaching enemy. A man, who could be described as a human boomerang, had previously...

If U Defraud, U Go to Jail

There are two classifications of visas required to travel to the United States – one for temporary visitors and the other for immigrants. The State department reports that there are more than 20 non-immigrant visa types that allow individuals to travel to the U.S....

Everything Is Not Coming Up Roses

The floral business is fairly easy to get into, but it is very competitive. Survival can be tough. An Upper Southampton, Pennsylvania couple, who ran an online flower business out of Orlando, Florida, made a very expensive mistake by neglecting to pay their taxes...

Hospice Heist

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization reports that Medicare paid $16.7 billion for 1.43 million beneficiaries in hospice care during 2016. A decade earlier, Medicare’s costs for hospice care totaled $9.2 billion for less than 1 million beneficiaries. You’re about to take a look at...
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