Monday, February 6, 2023

Time Will Tell

It takes a bold person to plead “not guilty” when the evidence appears to point to guilt. But we have to remember that charges are not convictions, and everyone is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Lestreonia Renee Rodrigue, 26, of Plaquemine,...

Sanctimonious and Erroneous

Stealing money, even with the intention of paying it back, is still a crime. And the punishment can set you back further than where you started. According to a K2 Radio report of a Wyoming man, his ''benefits borrowing scheme'' from the Unemployment Division...

It Adds Up

Peru resident Tina D. Collins, 45, pled guilty to unemployment insurance fraud in Miami County Superior Court 2. Through the use of agency records, an Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) employee began an investigation and determined that Collins was working and receiving wages while claiming unemployment insurance benefits.

Social Media As A Weapon

Research by Global WebIndex shows that 58.4% of the world’s population uses social media with average daily usage at 2 hours and 27 minutes (January 2022). The power of social media brings the ability to connect and share information with anyone on Earth, or with...

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...

Card Collector

Are you a sports card collector? As a child, did you seek out antique baseball cards sporting pictures of swinging greats like Babe Ruth, or legendary pitchers such as Satchel Paige and share your collection with friends? (Some of those legendary player cards can...

A Right To Be Heard

An automated computer system, known as MiDAS, used by the Michigan Unemployment Agency from 2013 to 2015 may have initially been deemed a success, with record numbers of applicants being flagged for fraud. For instance, in 2014, MiDAS flagged 27,000 fraud cases, nearly double...

Fake Entrepreneur

There are many challenges that go along with becoming an entrepreneur. A solid business plan and a product or solution in high demand is central to a company 's success. Then there 's the financing part and the need for an intelligent and efficient...

Taking Generosity Too Far

Listen to this Story Unemployment benefits were created to help people who recently lost their jobs manage expenses as they look for new opportunities. (Therefore, it should go without saying that in order to qualify for unemployment insurance, the...

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...