Saturday, January 22, 2022

Buckle Your Seatbelt

Buckle your seatbelt, folks. Today’s fraud case is a doozy. Michael C. Moller, 42 of Middletown, R.I. not only committed four armed bank robberies while on home confinement for a previous tax fraud conviction, but he also stole more than $4.7 million in Paycheck...

Cannon Ball

Some fraudsters dip their toe in the proverbial fraud pool before jumping in. They’ll dabble in something small before gaining confidence to pull off larger and more complicated fraud schemes. Jeurin Celado, a Dominican national, went all in. You could say that he did...

Cracking the Ethics Code

A Rhode Island chiropractor has been sentenced for executing a scheme to defraud a healthcare benefits program and failing to pay taxes on the income he received from his business. (Hiding money from the government doesn’t tend to go well.) Eugene Kramer, 51, was...

Is It Really Over?

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) fraud a.k.a. food stamp fraud will never end until government program beneficiaries stop trading in their benefits to fraudulent store owners, looking to make a quick buck. An article posted on TurnTo10.com states that a two-year investigation into food...

Black Belt in Fraud

Workers’ Compensation programs are intended to aid those who have been injured on-the-job and are unable to return to work. This program provides financial support to the injured party in the form of wage compensation. Fraudsters often seek to exploit workers’ compensation benefits by...

Fraud from Within

It is common for fraud to occur from within an organization. Employees with inside access to personally identifiable information often find a gold mine of data that helps them to carry out their fraudulent schemes. Such is the case for a former employee of...

There’s No Place Like Home

Whether you prefer the mantra, ''There's no place like home,'' or ''Home is where the heart is,'' you're certain to associate a particular comfort with your ''home.'? For many, the home is a place of memories. The thought of losing a home often resonates...

It Doesn’t Pay to Work the Register

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, provides people who can't afford to buy food with Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards loaded with funds so they can purchase it at stores. Of course, there are rules and regulations governing the...

Unemployment Fraud Fiction

Unfortunately in the world of fraud, much of the time, we seem to find ''a lot'' of fraud, and ''a little'' prosecution. Good news? That's not the case in today's Fraud of the Day from WSPA News. As June came to an end, the heat...

Driving Away with Fraud

Each state has a program that provides unemployment benefits to eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. A man in Rhode Island collected more than $15,000 in benefits he did not deserve while simultaneously working multiple jobs. (That would definitely...
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