Saturday, February 27, 2021

Life on the Inside

Life inside of prison can create a tedious mixture of fear, isolation and boredom, which can consequently lead to more criminal activities. (Idle hands are usually not a good thing.) An article published by The Sacramento Bee tells how a former California prison inmate...

Good, Bad and Ugly

The good thing about welfare is that a variety of programs exist to help disadvantaged individuals who live under a minimum accepted level of income. (Benefits can include child care, utilities, food, medical or vocational rehabilitation services just to name a few.) The bad...

A Matter of Status

When applying for government benefits, it's important to be honest about your status. (The government doesn't take kindly to lying.) An article published in The Virginia Gazette tells about how a woman was able to collect Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits by lying on...

What Goes On Behind Closed Doors

Appearances can be deceiving. Someone can be perceived as a pillar of the community, but hide behind a public persona and commit a private crime. (They somehow reason that no one would suspect such a devious act from someone so revered.) An article published...

Cashing In On Identity Fraud

The idea behind a check cashing business is pretty easy to understand. If someone does not have a bank account, they can visit a check cashing store; endorse the check, and present identification to immediately receive cash back less a transaction fee. It's also...

Epic Fraud

Some criminals are one-time offenders and learn their lesson the first time around. Others are unable to give up a life of crime and commit multiple offenses despite the punishment received for their illegal actions. A story posted on PilotOnline.com describes a Virginia identity...

Biting Off More Than Can Be Chewed

Sometimes, a person who bites off more than he or she can chew can get into some big trouble. An article published in The Roanoke Times is not talking about a person who ate too much, but a woman who got in over her...

Checks and Balances

Fraud can be tough to identify, unless there are checks and balances employed to catch perpetrators. An article published in The Virginian-Pilot details how a check cashing business uncovered a tax fraud scheme that netted more than $2 million in fraudulent income tax refunds. The...

Fraudulent Friends

Fraud is easier if there is someone on the inside that can help perpetuate a crime. An article published in the Suffolk News-Herald tells about a husband and wife team who got a little help from a Medicaid insider. Their fraudulent friend helped the...

Pool Party

In the middle of the dog days of summer, who wouldn't want to lounge around a private swimming pool with a cool drink in hand and a good book? As reported in an article posted on WCHStv.com, it appears a West Virginia businessman...
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