Tuesday, January 18, 2022

A Storm of Fraud

Spring and summer bring along unstable weather to the United States, sometimes birthing tornadoes in the areas between the Rocky Mountains and Appalachian Mountains. We cringe when the news features the tornado damage of a string of severe storms, depicting structures and lives torn...

Housing Authority Puts 2 and 2 Together

Cars are becoming kryptonite for fraudsters. Just like last week's fraud on the ''blind'' man who was caught on videotape driving on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway, this story from the Associated Press showcases yet another automotive blooper. Housing Authorities in Worcester, Mass. are...

Twisted

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) aids individuals or families who have incurred losses due to disasters. Homeowners, renters and business owners within a federally-declared disaster area can apply for assistance if damage has occurred to homes, vehicles, personal property or businesses. (Applicants must...

Pennsylvania Saves over $25 Million by Cracking Down on Welfare Fraud

Pennsylvania's Department of Welfare is getting tough on welfare fraud and state legislators are taking notice. State Senator David Argall, who served as chairman of the Senate's Government Management and Cost Study Commission last year, recently praised the Department of Welfare's (DPW) actions to...

The Details Matter

Have you ever wished you lived somewhere other than your current residence? Perhaps a beachfront home on a secluded island or a cabin tucked away in the evergreens of Vermont? Maybe you even wished that the father of your children didn't live with you...

A Public Housing Fraudster Moves to the Big House

Everyone needs a roof over their heads. But times are tough and making the monthly rent payment is hard for some families. That's where Section 8 public housing assistance comes in. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides federal funding to...

Spilt Milk

Are you familiar with the saying, ''There's no use in crying over spilled milk?'' The bottom line is, crying won't ''unspill'' the milk. Many fraudsters seem to shed a couple tears when they are facing a judge who is ready to sentence them for...

From Destitute in Diamonds to Dawning Detention Gear

I've been writing Fraud of the Day for over a year now – long enough to have chronicled a case about a jet-setting, millionaire couple accused of welfare fraud from the beginning of the investigation to the guilty plea. So, it only seems appropriate...

When Disaster Strikes

When it comes to the different kinds of fraud out there, some are certainly worse than others. Some kinds of fraud are so heartless that you have to wonder how these criminals can go through with it. Disaster fraud is one of...

Twisting Facts

On May 22, 2011, a catastrophic tornado touched down in Joplin, Missouri and left a path of destruction nearly a mile wide across the southern part of the city and two adjacent counties, causing nearly $3 billion in damages. According to the National Oceanic...
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