Monday, March 8, 2021

Hobbies and Fraud

Everyone has at least one hobby they are particularly fond of. Whether you enjoy attending film festivals, playing sports or lounging on your boat, there's something out there to engage everyone. According to The Kansas City Star, one Missouri man found his hobbies to...

If the Shoe Fits, Wear It

If a shoe doesn't fit, you wouldn't want to wear it. (No one likes to wear shoes that hurt their feet.) Similarly, for people who wear prosthetics, a custom fit is a necessity. An article published by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch follows the story...

Fast Track to Prison

One of the most fraudulent uses of food stamps is selling them in exchange for cash or other unapproved items. A recent Missouri case focuses on two individuals selling methamphetamine (definitely an unapproved item) in exchange for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Co-defendants Melanie...

Stopping Payments to the Dead

In today's world of fiscal uncertainty, it's not hard to find a story in the news where an elected official talks about dysfunctional government, increasing taxes or budget cuts. As the saying goes, it seems the only things we can really count on in...

A Complicated Relationship

A Kansas City, Mo., woman pleaded guilty and was sentenced for a Social Security and bankruptcy fraud scheme. Carol Dille pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of bankruptcy fraud. She was sentenced to two years in federal prison without...

Easy Money Lands Fraudster in Jail

Natural disasters often bring out the best in people, especially those who volunteer to clean up or make donations to help victims. But, unexpected catastrophes can bring out the worst in people who think they can benefit from someone else's misfortune. An OzarksFirst.com article...

Growing A Crop of Fraud

The American Farm Bureau Federation states that farmers and ranchers only receive 16 cents out of each dollar spent on food. The remainder goes to ''wages and materials for production, processing, marketing, transportation and distribution.'' (Sometimes, when there's a bad year and crop production...

Certainty

Benjamin Franklin once said that the only things certain in life are death and taxes. He forgot to add one more certainty - if caught stealing money from the U.S. government, a prison sentence is sure to follow. Today's ''Fraud of the...

Lower the Fraud Boom

Personal care attendants are key to helping the disabled and elderly live as independently as possible. Some of the duties performed include helping patients with personal hygiene, light housekeeping and meal preparation. Medicaid pays to provide such personal care to eligible beneficiaries so they...

Former State Lawmaker Charged with Double Dipping

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides financial assistance to people who meet specific criteria and are disabled because of illness, injury or other conditions that prevent them from working. Today's Fraud of the Day studies a troubling indictment of a former public servant who...
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