Wednesday, March 3, 2021

The Fraud Bandwagon

It seems that food stamp fraud is a popular way to steal money from the government these days. (That being said, fraud is usually considered popular to criminals only until they are caught and prosecuted.) An article posted on NOLA.com details the methods of...

Junk Yard Fraud

Fraudsters hide their criminal acts behind all kinds of fronts. An article in The Advertiser tells of a Louisiana man who used his scrap metal business to profit off of an insurance fraud scheme involving staged automobile accidents. At the same time, he also...

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...

Brazen

Individuals who commit fraud can be very bold and brazen, not to mention sneaky and not very bright when it comes to carrying out a criminal scheme. Somehow, they can reason that their need to steal money is justified and they proceed with the...

Down in New Orleans

Workers’ Compensation Programs provide wage replacement benefits, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation, and other benefits to individuals who have experienced work-related injuries or illnesses. (Where there’s a benefit program to be scammed, you can be sure there are fraudsters waiting in line to do so.)  That...

Traffic Jam

Think fast. What do you think of when you hear the term? food stamps? Time's up. Did you imagine someone down on his or her luck without a job and trying to feed a family? Or...did you picture expensive, luxury cars? Somehow, it seems...

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...

Thrown Under the Bus

People who don't like to take responsibility for their actions often throw others under the bus, so to speak, to avoid punishment. In today's ''Fraud of the Day,'' a judge chastised a defendant for blaming her million dollar Medicaid fraud scheme on her employees....

Double Billing

Government investigations and prosecutions involving pharmacies around the country are on the rise, due to an increase in fraudulent Medicare billing schemes. One common tactic for bilking the government healthcare benefits program includes billing for and dispensing large numbers of painkillers and other...

Bullied by Fraud

Bullies are tyrants and will do just about anything to get their way. They are adept at using their influence to intimidate anyone who doesn't agree with them. (We tend to think of bullies as mean kids who torment other children, but bullying also...
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