Friday, March 5, 2021

Dying to Defraud

When expressing that you are ''dying'' or ''hungry'' to do or have something, it means that you are extremely eager. An article posted on WFAA.com tells about a former mortuary owner who committed food stamp fraud by lying on her benefits application. (She was...

Some Things Go Together

Some things go together like salt and pepper, peanut butter and jelly, night and day; and then there are fraudsters and their accomplices. An article published in the Star-Telegram describes how a doctor and nurse worked together to defraud Medicare of millions of dollars. The...

Pre-existing Fraud

Car accidents happen all the time. Some people walk away without a scratch and count their lucky stars. Other unfortunate folks deserve compensation to treat injuries received from a crash. The website, ReduceYourWorkersComp.com, shares a story about a San Antonio...

Faking It Didn’t Make It

You've probably heard the catchphrase ''fake it 'til you make it.'' It suggests that if you are lacking assurance that you can do something, feigning confidence will actually enable you to be confident in your abilities. This works well if you are...

COVID Feature: The Wizards of Fraud

Just about everyone is familiar with The Wizard of Oz movie. While the Wizard of Oz character appeared in different forms throughout the popular 1939 movie terrorizing Dorothy and her friends, it turned out that he was simply a conman hiding behind a curtain....

When Good Role Models Go Bad

Positive role models are supposed to provide a good example. (They are badly needed today, especially in areas where there are disadvantaged youth.) A press release from the Commonwealth of Virginia Office of the Attorney General details the story of a positive role model...

Fraud Pyramid

Just as pyramids are wide at the bottom leading to a point at the top, many fraudulent schemes start with a broad base of criminal supporters and lead up to a mastermind. Such is the case for today’s “Fraud of the Day,” where 30...

American Citizen Fakes Identity, Choosing Deportation Over Prison

We've all heard of illegal immigrants posing as Americans to gain work – but what about Americans posing as illegal immigrants to gain travel? That's the story of this fraud of the day, based on a report by the Christian Post. It all started...

Repeat Offender

Some criminals just can't help themselves. Once they start down the path towards a life of crime, it is often hard to turn back. The Sugar Land Sun reports on a Houston woman, who was already serving time for a prior conviction,...

COVID Feature: Follow the Money

Fraudsters tend to take advantage of vulnerable situations for their own selfish gain. A Houston man is accused of doing just that by fraudulently applying for aid meant to assist those financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. (Sadly, he’s one of many unscrupulous individuals...
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