Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Big or Small, This Hurts All

A Rock Hill, South Carolina woman, who masterminded a food stamp scam, stole more than $5 million from the government program over six years.

Putting a Foot Down on Fraud

There are three common ways that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or food stamp fraud occurs. SNAP fraud can happen when benefits are exchanged for cash; retailers lie when applying to be readmitted to participate in the program; and, an applicant can lie about...

Lyin’ Hard for the Money

The Associated Press recently caught wind of a man and a woman in South Carolina who were discovered collecting unemployment benefits, despite their gainful employment. According to the report and a news release by the state's Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW), the two collected...

Cold at Heart

Listen to this Story The average low temperature in Fargo, North Dakota, registers below freezing six months out of the year. The Grand Forks Herald tells the story of two female co-conspirators living in Fargo who may have been...

Smoke Screen

Criminals are usually pretty good at creating smoke screens. (They strive to cover up their deceptive activities so that their ruse cannot be detected at first glance.) An article published by The Argus Leader tells the story of a former CEO of a community-based...

Laying Low

When trying to get away with a crime, it is pretty important to lay low so as not to raise anyone's suspicions. A story posted on FoxNews.com tells about one college student's unusual behavior that tipped off authorities to a tax refund fraud scheme...

Deep-Sixing Fraud

It's pretty atrocious when a fraudster takes advantage of a deceased person's identification to collect undeserved government benefits, but when someone uses their own family members to line their pockets with cash, that's pretty low too. An article published by the Knoxville News Sentinel...

Back to School Scam

Just as students have to compete against each other to gain admittance into their educational institutions of choice, universities, colleges and trade schools also compete to attract the best students. One key benefit that prospective students look for when choosing a school is the...

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match

Who doesn't like to hear a good love story? It's always interesting to find out how a couple met – whether through a personal introduction, online dating or even by chance. Love is risky business, and it can be difficult to make a connection...

Unemployed Inmates

'Step right up, folks? Read all about it? Inmates are receiving unemployment benefits while behind bars!'? Could you imagine if that piece of news were true? Oh wait, it may be. An article on WSMV.com begins to get to the bottom of it and...
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