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A Staggering Array of Fraud

“Never enough” greed is a major driver for many fraud schemes. But for some crooks, the thrill of the fraud also seems to be at play. This is the case for Cameron Banks (AKA Reggie Stagger, AKA Roy Hamilton) of Mount Pleasant, S.C. In...

COVID Feature: Slice of the Pie

Six individuals from Georgia and South Carolina have been indicted for their role in a larger conspiracy to illegally obtain Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Through a COVID-19-related fraud scheme, these co-conspirators fraudulently procured millions in PPP loans for businesses located within the two...

Pooling Resources

Pooling resources can help create an efficient working environment by maximizing the use of personnel or equipment. (This decreases operation costs and increases profits.) Two Sumter, South Carolina women thought they’d pool their resources to carry out a Medicaid fraud scheme that involved inflating bills submitted...

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...

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...
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