Friday, March 5, 2021

A Storm of Fraud

Spring and summer bring along unstable weather to the United States, sometimes birthing tornadoes in the areas between the Rocky Mountains and Appalachian Mountains. We cringe when the news features the tornado damage of a string of severe storms, depicting structures and lives torn...

Busy Behind Bars

Jail birds usually have a structured scheduled? wake up for head count, eat, go to work or cells, eat, head count and bed. That routine doesn't leave much time for extra-curricular activities, for example tax refund fraud. For one South Carolina prisoner, a little...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

A Multiple Offender

You know that old saying, ''If you cheat once, you're likely to do it again?'? This advice is extremely relevant to the fraud scene; with people finding new ways to commit fraud, it's no wonder they will ''learn from their mistakes'' and try again....

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...

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...
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