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Multiple Fraud and Other Offenses

Welfare Woes

Sometimes people must find out the hard way that’s it’s better to tell the truth than to lie. A Yakima, Wash., woman, who is charged with theft and multiple counts of making false statements to welfare officials over five years, is the focus of...

Fraud Awareness Week: Success in Ohio

When the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) created its Special Investigations Department (SID) in 1993, investigative professionals in the new department knew they would need to do more than detect, identify and investigate suspected workers’ compensation fraud. To fully meet the department’s mandate...

One Big, Hot Mess

A man from Eureka, Missouri was trying to fake it until he could make it. Although he had absolutely no business working in the medical profession, he used bogus nursing credentials to get jobs at three St. Louis area health facilities. When all was...

There are many reasons why someone becomes an impersonator. For example, celebrity impersonators make fun of the personal lives of famous or political figures to make us laugh and keep us entertained. Others impersonate political or military figures to act as a decoy so...

100% Fraudster

This article is a Milwaukee man who showed up for a Veterans Affairs appointment in a wheelchair and told officials he could only walk a few steps due to severe back pain. But as he left, according to federal prosecutors, the man walked across the Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center parking lot with a normal gait, without using a cane or the chair, which he folded up and put in his van.

Taking Eligibility Too Far

A woman from Fredericksburg, Virginia was sentenced to two years in prison after she was convicted of fraud. Government officials said she made $246,000 in fraudulent Medicaid, SSI and SNAP claims from 2011 to 2015.

Business Email Compromise Fraud Matters

Business Email Compromise (BEC), a sophisticated online scam that targets businesses and tricks employees into transferring money to cyber criminals, is responsible for $1.6 billion in losses in the U.S. and $5.3 billion globally since 2013. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports that...

Government: Silo your data at your own risk

According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, so far there have been 1,120 data breaches in 2017 alone, compromising more than 171 million records. These records include names, birth dates, Social Security numbers (SSN), addresses, phone numbers and more – all the components needed to use a stolen identity to commit fraud. These records – and the corresponding identities – are now on sale all over the dark web. According to the 2017 LexisNexis Fraud Mitigation Study, criminals who commit fraud in one industry are likely to commit fraud in other industries, as well.

Risky Business

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Alexandria Business Owner Pleads Guilty To Medicaid Fraud” published by Old Town Alexandria Patch.

Decoupling Fraud

The U.S. Justice Department’s Northern District of California announced that former Antioch police officer Gary Bostick and his wife, Ana Bostick, pleaded guilty to their respective roles in a scheme to illegally obtain money from the United States.
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