Monday, January 24, 2022

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...

Fill ‘er Up Fraud

It can be a costly lesson on both sides when public employees who are entrusted with the ability to make purchases on behalf of the government that employs them instead abuse their authority. According to a Hattiesburg American report, a former city Water Department...

Student Loan Scam Unravels

College is expensive. The costs add up quickly? books, tuition, and food – students have to eat – and room and board can easily reach into the thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars, per year. If you've ever been a student or...

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...

A Tall Order of Fraud

Bartenders seem to be pretty close with locals/regulars; memorizing drink orders, personal interests, jobs, etc. What do you do when a bartender puts these people skills to use, in the wrong way? A StarTribune.com article reports how one Minneapolis bartender used her connections to...

Street Deals

The news is always littered with stories about street deals gone wrong? drugs, money and other sordid tales. What the news typically neglects to shed light upon is the world of food stamp fraud street deals. According to a KARE News article, drug deals...

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...

When the Left Hand Doesn’t Know What the Right Hand is Doing

In some situations where there are numerous people working together, it is hard to know what each person is doing to accomplish a shared goal. (Lack of transparency can leave room for lots of dysfunction.) But, in situations where there are smaller numbers of...
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