Sunday, September 19, 2021

Dear Old Dad

It’s always interesting to see what illegal actions a fraudster is willing to take to make a little bit of cash. A Randolph, N.Y., woman was willing to trade her freedom for a few thousand dollars in illegally gained workers’ compensation benefits. (Why do...

Reprobate Rebate

Rebates are used to entice customers to buy a product or service. For example, a common sales promotion might include $100 off the retail price if you purchase within a certain time frame, such as during a Labor Day Sale. After submitting the rebate...

Disadvantaged

The City of New York's Department of Education distributes federal funding for supplemental education services to benefit students attending under-performing public schools. This means that approved providers can collect more funding from the government if they increase the number of students receiving their...

Federal Crop Fraud

Since our country was founded, farmers have been the backbone of the United States. They plant and harvest their crops with the intention of selling them at a profit; and whether the buyer is the local grocery store or a restaurant chain across the...

So Many Ways to Defraud the Government…

Looks like everyone had an angle in this case. This LoHud.com story notes that four people have been charged with defrauding the Rockland, New York Department of Social Services out of $44,000 in public assistance. Simply put: the alleged fraudsters, who...

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...

Railroad Workers Railroad Taxpayers

Feelings of entitlement are one of the unhappy byproducts of entitlement programs, and such feeling may also be what fueled the alleged misconduct described in today's report, based on a story in The Journal News by Cara Matthews. According to the state's comptroller, construction...

Hungry for Fraud

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2012, the annual expenditure for food by a single consumer was approximately $3,900. The Democrat & Chronicle describes the story of a grocery store operator who received nearly twice that amount in food stamp...

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...

Fraud Hits a Pothole

It takes a bold public employee to collect workers' compensation checks from the state, all while running a home improvement business on the side. But, according to a recent Syracuse.com report, that is what one former New York State Department of Transportation employee did...
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