Friday, January 21, 2022

What a Way to End a Career

Most people work hard and save money in hopes that they will live a comfortable lifestyle following their retirement. (After all, the golden years are supposed to be spent enjoying favorite hobbies, travelling and spending time with love ones, right?) An article published 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...

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...

No Show’ Means ‘No Go’

A lot of health care fraud is committed by medical providers who claim they performed procedures on patients, when in reality they did not. (It's one of the oldest tricks in the fraud book.) They fraudulently bill government insurance programs for the bogus care,...

Benched

It is common for an athlete to get benched for not playing well during a game. Similarly, a company can bench employees after a contract or project ends and before another one begins. It simply means you sit on the sidelines until the coach...

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....

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Sometimes, the best way a parent can teach a child is to actually demonstrate a desired behavior or response. (Monkey see, monkey do.) An article published in The Auburn Citizen describes the story of a mom who brought her three-year-old daughter and the child's...

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...

Shackled by Fraud

Shackles, which can be described in a literal or figurative manner, prevent people from doing something freely and without restriction. For example, prisoners wear shackles and chains to prevent them from going anywhere very fast. Once convicted, a criminal record will shackle...

Keeping Options Open

If you say that you are ''keeping your options open,'' that generally means that you'll make a choice based on what is easiest or most enjoyable. For example, you can keep your options open when deciding on whether to take a day hike on...
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