Thursday, June 30, 2022

Taking Down Fraud

The Medicare Strike Force doesn't put up with fraud and strives to prevent criminals from bilking the government program of billions of dollars from dishonest charges. They've been pretty successful with their efforts – especially in the Detroit area, where more than 164...

Juggling Deception

Jugglers are amazingly adept at keeping a variety of objects up in the air, all at the same time. It takes a great deal of skill, concentration and good eye and hand coordination to keep balls, bowling pins, swords, or flaming items moving...

Peace, Love & Serenity

Fraudsters often see their state’s unemployment programs as an opportunity to fraudulently receive funds by applying for benefits using stolen or fake information. (This is especially true during the coronavirus pandemic.) Two Michigan residents have been charged for their roles in a scheme to defraud...

Taking Generosity Too Far

Listen to this Story Unemployment benefits were created to help people who recently lost their jobs manage expenses as they look for new opportunities. (Therefore, it should go without saying that in order to qualify for unemployment insurance, the...

Desperate Times, Desperate Measures

Many Americans desperately want their lives to return to normal as soon as possible. Some are willing to do just about anything to make that happen, even if they end up committing a crime. (Desperate times call for desperate measures.) Two defendants in Michigan...

Partners in Crime

A Michigan doctor, his nurse practitioner wife, and their office manager have all pleaded guilty to federal health care fraud in a scheme that involved upcharging for services at their Kalamazoo-area women’s clinic, and illegally using medical devices intended for one-time use on multiple...

A Little Off the Top

Payroll processing can be overwhelming for businesses that don't have the staff or the accounting knowledge needed to complete the task. Fortunately, there are companies that can help eliminate the challenges of payroll processing. An article published in the Kansas City Business Journal tells...

Currently Unemployed

Credit card companies and financial institutions are typically the most common organizations targeted by identity theft, but government agencies are also seeing an increase in the crime as well. A Brownstown Township, Michigan man defrauded the State’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) out of more...

Four Cars but No Getaway Plan

Darrell Baker, 56, of Michigan, was sentenced after pleading guilty to committing bank fraud and money laundering. In September 2020, Baker pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud for defrauding a Pennsylvania financial institution of $590,000 in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. He also...

A Fraudster by Any Other Name

The scary thing about fraudsters is that they are often the people you’d be least likely to expect, like your boss or the girl next door. This is the case for one fraudster from Michigan, who was able to live a lie for years...
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