Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Order in the Court

Lawyers often get a bad rap. Who hasn't laughed at an attorney joke? (Unless you are a lawyer.) All kidding aside – when you need a lawyer – you usually need a good one, and fast. Have you ever thought about where lawyers look...

No Walking Allowed

Healthcare fraud is often misconstrued as a victimless crime, but the truth is that it impacts the most vulnerable members of society who rely on the services provided by government healthcare programs. Michael Wilson and Jacqueline Podell of Winamac, Indiana are two individuals who...

Lords of the Fraud Ring

If you're spending too much time on the job committing unemployment fraud, are you really technically employed? (Only if you get a check for it.) That's the question that this story from the Minden Press-Herald raises in today's fraud of the day. It tells...

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...

COVID Feature: One Day Record

While much of the world has been busy social distancing, washing hands, searching for toilet paper, and donning masks, the Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) remains vigilant in its efforts to prevent fraud. (Global pandemics have a way of creating distractions that open the...

Fraud Hurts Everyone

Committing unemployment fraud is a crime and it hurts everyone. (It drives up taxes for businesses and law-abiding taxpayers, while preventing those who really deserve the financial aid from getting it.) An article posted on WBIW.com details the State of Indiana's recent success in...

New Manager Needed

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, courts are still in session and hearing cases. One of the cases the Indiana Northern District Court will be handing down a sentence for involves Suzi Gawel, who stands accused of defrauding Medicaid of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Gawel worked...

Guest Writer: Kimberly Little

Taking a Closer Look at Identities Do you know anyone who has had their identity stolen? The chances are that you or someone you know has fallen victim to this rapidly growing crime. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported that identity theft...

No Cash Back

People pickpocket packs of gum, pairs of earrings, and other small things from retailers thinking it’s a harmless crime without consequences. Petty theft itself is not to be condoned, but the even larger problem is how easily people escalate from petty theft to full-fledged...

The Young and the Felonious

If you already have 15 felony ''priors,'' you'd think you'd be a bit more careful not to break the law. Alas, some people never learn. The Herald Bulletin has the story of an Indiana woman who was already serving prison time for convictions related...
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