Thursday, June 30, 2022

A Family Affair

Family businesses are good for the community. Local residents invest in products and services provided by these hometown business owners, who in turn pour money back into the local economy. (Better schools, roads and parks are built, making small towns and cities across...

Second Time Around

You would think that one jail term experience would be sufficient to encourage a fraudster to refrain from committing another crime. An article posted on NJ.com tells about the criminal acts of one man who managed to direct an unemployment insurance fraud scheme from...

Stealing from Children

The State of New York provides special education services to children of preschool age who have developmental disabilities. Once these children enter kindergarten, these services are usually provided by the public school system. Prior to that time, the state funds authorized contractors, who provide...

Rappelling vs. Repelling

A U.S. Postal Service worker was charged with stealing more than $75,000 in federal workers' compensation benefits after he posted vacation photos on Facebook showing him zip-lining and rock rappelling despite being out of work for a wrist injury, authorities said.

Living Rent-Free

The Section 8 Housing program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is the federal government's program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly and the disabled afford safe and decent housing in the private market. Public Housing...

Worker Bees

It doesn't matter how far down the food chain you are in a fraud scheme, if you get caught you're going to have to face the consequences. A couple in Elizabeth, New Jersey just realized how true this is after admitting to their roles...

Stuck in the Middle

A teacher's job can be difficult, yet rewarding at the same time. Teaching middle school can be particularly frustrating as educators not only have to teach more difficult subjects and concepts, but also help their pupils navigate adolescence. A story posted on NJ.com follows...

Searching for Victims

Fraud always has victims. Whether unsuspecting targets are readily available or fraudsters have to work a little harder to find them, someone always gets hurt in the end. A story reported on NJ.com details how one repeat offender targeted elderly women to...

Prescription for Fraud

A Fort Lee, N.J., pharmacist got caught up in an elaborate workers’ compensation fraud scheme that stole between $1.5 and $3.5 million through postal workers’ compensation claims. The pharmacist conspired with three other individuals to prescribe and dispense expensive topical pain creams that were...

Trail of Evidence

All fraudsters leave a trail of evidence when committing crimes, no matter how good they are at burying it. An article posted on NorthJersey.com tells the story of how tens of thousands of fraudulently submitted Medicaid claims led investigators to the mastermind of one...
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