Thursday, June 30, 2022

Blind Ambition

Blind ambition is a term used to describe someone who is so immersed in a goal that they will do anything and everything to achieve that goal no matter the consequences of their actions. An article published in the New York Daily News describes...

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...

The Price is Wrong

We've all seen or heard of the popular game show ''The Price is Right.'? This daytime show, famous for the big spinning wheel and the phrase ''come on down,'' is now a large reason why one fraudster in North Carolina may face prison time....

Falsifying Family Ties

One questionable parenting technique? Exploiting your kids for government services, as did one New York mom, who falsely claimed to the state's Department of Social Services that she had her two children in her custody. The Batavian reports that the woman successfully enrolled in...

Weathering the Fraud Storm

It never ceases to amaze me how many ways fraudsters capitalize on government benefits. (These fraudulent opportunists specialize in lining their pockets with additional cash they don't deserve at the expense of their victims.) An article posted on CSPnet.com explains how convenience store co-owners...

The Gravy Train

The term ''gravy train'' is associated with railroad slang from the 19th century and can be described as experiencing a generous income by participating in a lucrative venture that doesn't require much effort. Thirty-three retirees, doctors and facilitators hopped on board the Long Island...

Physical Therapy, Occupational Fraud

Listen to this Story The owners and operators of medical clinics should be in business to provide essential treatments and services to people who need them. Unfortunately, according to a story in Capital New York, one woman who owned...

One Lie Leads to Another Prosecution

Telling a lie is generally a bad idea. Once one is told, then another one usually follows even though it gets harder to cover up the first lie with subsequent ones. An article published in The Troy Record tells about a New York woman...

Fraud Posers

Posers give off the false impression that they are part of something because they dress, talk or act like a particular group. In reality, they are just acting the part of someone they are not in order to gain status or a particular benefit....

Little Fraud, Red Flag

While it may sound counterintuitive, money made while selling illicit drugs qualifies as "earned income" (no kidding) if you are receiving workers' compensation benefits. A report by The Citizen details a rather strange account of a New Yorker who, having already been convicted on...
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