Monday, September 20, 2021

Fraud’s a Beach

Many people enjoy vacationing in a charming beach town. Most of those vacationers save up for a trip or bite the bullet and run up the credit card a bit to foot the bill. Lauren Houck, of Abingdon, Md., decided that using someone else’s...

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...

Kind of Guilty

When a defendant in a criminal prosecution enters a plea of ''nolo contendere,'' they are essentially accepting their conviction, but they don't officially admit guilt. This is usually done to prevent being pursued in a future civil suit for monetary damages. (It's kind of...

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...

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...

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...

Squaring Up

The term “double-crosser” refers to someone who does something different from what they promised. Today’s fraudster agreed to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as a retail provider, but didn’t abide by the government program’s rules. He double-crossed the government twice and...

Seeing Clearly

There are people who love to create a haze around their fraudulent acts so that government officials can't see what is going on. A Rhode Island woman tried to hide behind the state 's unemployment benefits voice response system and failed to provide accurate...

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...

Triple-Dipping

When you think of triple-dipping, perhaps ice cream cones with your favorite flavors come to mind. A Chicago Tribune story tells about how a man triple-dipped by stealing unemployment benefits from the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (RI-DLT) while working two other...
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