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Multiple Fraud and Other Offenses

Round ‘Em Up Sheriff

Florida has had enough of fraudsters, and they are out to make an example out of every offense, regardless of how big or small the crime. Today's fraud from the Palm Beach Post News, reports that authorities filed charges against 22 people for allegedly...

The Downside of Not Thinking Straight

Drugs can turn anyone into a monster, and when you compound a narcotics addiction with existing mental health problems, it's advisable to be prepared for the worst. The Fairborn Daily Herald walks readers through a pair of drug-addled Ohio residents' descent into a life...

A Lengthy Rap Sheet

A police record of a person's criminal history, which documents the number of arrests and convictions, is commonly called a ''rap sheet.'' Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' details the story of a Philadelphia man who had a rap sheet a mile long. ...

Diet of Greed

There are so many diets available that it 's hard to determine which one might work the best. Some are low carb, high protein, raw food, or vegetarian in nature. An Arkansas woman signed herself up for a diet of greed and stole more...

This Spells Trouble

Many doctors are accused of having bad handwriting. But one who can't spell his or her own name? That's going to trigger a fraud alert. The Daily News reports that a spelling error on a New York welfare claim inspired authorities to double-check its...

Sending a Strong Message

We've heard of drug rings and prostitution rings, but child care rings? Yes...they exist too. According to The Mercury News, a California man was found guilty of six counts of perjury and five counts of grand theft in connection with a case involving home-based...

Hanging Up on Fraud

We live in a day and age when wireless devices outnumber the U.S. population. Even though we are more connected than ever, we tend to take communication for granted and forget that millions of low-income people can't afford phone service. The Federal...

License to Defraud

Certain vehicles and professions require a commercial driver's license (CDL). Examples include operators of tractor trailers, box trucks, garbage trucks, limousines and school buses. An articleposted on TruckingInfo.com tells about two separate cases related to a CDL test-taking scheme in New York that issued...

Collateral Damage

Lenders require that collateral be pledged in the event that the borrower defaults on their loan payment. For example, when someone is unable to pay off their mortgage or car loan, the house or car is repossessed and subsequently owned by the lender. Similarly,...

More than Your Own Slice of the Pie

A California pizza shop owner is in big trouble for withholding the government's piece of the pie. Bay City News reports that this pizza punk was caught not only evading payroll taxes, but also fudging employee numbers to drive down the cost of his...
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