Friday, July 30, 2021

Illinois Man Collects Unemployment Insurance Benefits While Earning Paycheck

Today's Fraud of the Day describes the case of an Alton, Illinois man, who was sentenced to five years of probation for defrauding the unemployment insurance program. (He got off easy if you ask me.) Unemployment insurance fraud happens when someone makes a false...

Auctioneer Bids Adieu to Freedom

An auctioneer's job is to sell property or goods at the highest price possible. The seller receives a good return (top dollar), the buyer gets something they want (a good deal) and the auctioneer takes a cut of the proceeds for selling the item...

When the Fraud Hits the Fan

Listen to this Story Today's fraud is a real doozy. The Alton Telegraph reported in a story on October 15 that a woman from Brighton, Ill., who offered her services as a personal assistant and nurse to elderly Medicaid...

The Dangling Carrot

Listen to this Story There are lots of ways to motivate action. Incentives, such as cash or luxury items, can definitely encourage people to perform better. (Dangling an expensive ''carrot'' in front of some people can motivate them to...

A Slice of Pizza, A Side of Fraud

For a lot of school age youth, life seems to revolve around ''doing what is cool;'' however, many students find that the ''cool worries,'' like what to wear and who to be friends with, take a back seat. Their concern of their day is...

Exchanging Visas for Jail Time

Have you had the opportunity to travel internationally? Whether you're jet-setting to shady palm trees in the Caribbean, or on a student exchange program, you'll need to be well-versed on the appropriate identification documents necessary for travel. Let's look at the reverse; for example,...

Not Genuine

Genuine is not usually a characteristic you could use to describe fraudsters; however, an article published by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch tells about two brothers who were genuine in their attempts to commit food stamp fraud through the East St. Louis market they owned...

Family-run Fraud

A father, his three sons and their alleged conspiracy to commit food stamp fraud are the subject of today's ''Fraud of the Day.'' An article in The Times of Northwest Indiana states that the family of four was indicted for their purported roles...

Splitting the Difference

Medicaid offers a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Program that provides assistance for those who are experiencing chronic health care issues or difficulty in completing functions necessary for daily living. The program, which is administered at the state level, provides in-home, non-emergency health related...

Not for Sissies

Growing old is not for sissies. Not only do the aches and pain increase as you age, but so do the number of criminals who seek to target the elderly. An article published by the Chicago Sun-Times tells about a suburban Chicago psychologist who...
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