Friday, April 23, 2021

COVID Feature: A Slice of Cheese

Donald Franklin Trosin, 56, from Champlin, Minn. pleaded guilty for his role in a scheme to fraudulently obtain and launder more than $1.2 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). (Fraudsters don’t seem to understand that the government...

Missouri Businessman with Significant Income Charged with Unemployment Fraud

It's not easy being in the fraud business today; apparently, there are tabs to run up in bars by fraudsters – those have to be paid! There are checks to cash and then there are the fraudsters' vacations to Costa Rica – which...

A Couple of Fraud Birds

A Minnesota husband and wife have been sentenced for cheating their employees out of workers’ compensation insurance. Leroy and Joyce Mehr admitted in court to swindling their employees out of more than $300,000. The Mehrs owned and operated a drywall company in Clearwater, MN....

The Reality of Fraud

Reality television became a phenomenon in the late 1990s and early 2000s. These statistics show there are several reasons why the genre is so popular. Whether viewers just like the interpersonal drama, find the shows to contain mindless drivel that helps them forget about...

Zapped!

 Three of the most common methods for committing business tax fraud are under-reporting income, over-reporting expenses and not reporting taxes at all. The owners of a Japanese steak house in Duluth, Minnesota chose to under-report their business income. They committed tax fraud by using...

An Insider’s Opinion

Whenever you are looking to enter a venture you do not have experience in, it's a great idea to get an ''insider's opinion.'? Let's say you want to build a pool. Sure, you've been to many pools, but that doesn't qualify you as a...

Dark Clouds Are Building

Spring has given way to summer and both seasons have been chock full of heavy storms. While we think Mother Nature is the only thing to fear as tornados and hurricanes run roughshod over the country, we should remember that the fraudsters targeting disaster...

Deflating Fraud

The Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides financial assistance to help families with low incomes pay for child care. The purpose of the program is to provide good care for children while their parents work or pursue an education that can eventually help...
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