Sunday, September 19, 2021

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...

Diet of Greed

There are so many diets available that it 's hard to determine which one might work the best. Some are low carb, high protein, raw food, or vegetarian in nature. An Arkansas woman signed herself up for a diet of greed and stole more...

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...

The Perfect Plot

Filmmaking is a risky business and in order to get investors to commit to a project, movie producers often look for tax incentives to entice a production company to come to a particular location to film. Company executives are usually sent in to hire...

I Just Didn’t Know

Have you ever done something that was considered ''bad'' or ''illegal'' by mistake? Maybe you just didn't know you were doing it, or didn't know there was a rule prohibiting it. Perhaps you've never said it, but you might know someone who has? ''Officer,...

Bad Memories

Oh, how we all long for summer vacation, or any vacation for that matter, especially after a very long year of being stuck inside due to a pandemic. Back in the day when you could travel anywhere without the fear of catching a deadly...

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...

Entitled

The federal government has a number of entitlement programs that provide beneficiaries with funds for which they qualify. It has been argued that people who take advantage of these programs by stealing benefits they are not entitled to receive are part of an...

Official Lies Lead to Official Trouble

The Maine criminal code states that a person can be guilty of ''unsworn falsification'' if they make a written false statement they do not believe is true. A woman from Maine, who officially lied on her government benefits applications, is now in official trouble...

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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