Thursday, August 11, 2022

A Gift Horse

When a judge decides to give a convicted criminal a break for his or her offense, it would behoove the criminal to be grateful and not look a gift horse in the mouth. An article in The Oregonian states that a man, who bilked...

Fraud of the Day Care

Listen to this Story Parents have to consider many factors when evaluating child care providers. Now add screening for fraudulent welfare collection to the list. (As if there aren't enough stressors over entrusting the care of one's children to...

A Matter of Status

When applying for government benefits, it's important to be honest about your status. (The government doesn't take kindly to lying.) An article published in The Virginia Gazette tells about how a woman was able to collect Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits by lying on...

The Psychology of Fraud

The term, ''bounded ethicality,'' is used by psychology professionals to describe a notion that most of the unethical behavior people engage in does not occur because they are evil or immoral. They pursue these activities because they are influenced by social stressors, organizational conditions...

Hungry for Fraud

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2012, the annual expenditure for food by a single consumer was approximately $3,900. The Democrat & Chronicle describes the story of a grocery store operator who received nearly twice that amount in food stamp...

Think Twice

Listen to this Story A famous idiom urges circumspection by suggesting that one should think twice before doing something that may involve regret if plans go awry. According to WMC-TV, a Memphis man was sentenced for masterminding a fraudulent...

Sweet Tooth

Have you ever strolled by a bulk candy store and been enticed by the enormous bins of brightly colored sweets? (Even if you have a great deal of willpower, how could you not be attracted to all of that sugar? It's so pretty and...

Weathering the Fraud Storm

It never ceases to amaze me how many ways fraudsters capitalize on government benefits. (These fraudulent opportunists specialize in lining their pockets with additional cash they don't deserve at the expense of their victims.) An article posted on CSPnet.com explains how convenience store co-owners...

Breaking the Rules

Without rules, life would be chaotic. People would do whatever they want, whenever they wanted, without regard to others. (Hey, that sounds like something a fraudster would do.) According to an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, two brothers totally disregarded the comprehensive set...
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