Monday, November 28, 2022

Dynamic Duo

When you think of dynamic duos, Batman and Robin might come to mind. A former naturopathic doctor from Port Angeles, Wash., claimed his product named “Dynamic Duo”, could “crush” viruses such as COVID-19 and MRSA, and treat a variety of serious diseases, all for...

Not Your Brother’s Social Security

Chris Harvey Sayler, 74, of Olalla, Wash., was sentenced to 25 months in prison for wire fraud and aggravated identify theft for a 20-year-long fraud scheme that cost the Social Security Administration around $500,000. The victim was none other than his missing brother, Jarvis...

The Wheels Never Stopped Turning

Workers compensation is a form of insurance providing supplemental wages and medical benefits to employees injured during the course of their employment. Depending on the injury, workers can either acquire temporary or permanent disability payments and medical benefits. Some fraudsters try to take advantage...

Pandemic Duplicity

Covid-19 has been challenging, to say the least, for many people over the last two years. While some individuals have used these unfortunate circumstances to improve their lives, others have taken advantage of the unfortunate situation to boost their bank accounts. One such deceptive...

An Advantage Over Other Fraudsters

Reyes De La Cruz had an advantage over the other fraudsters who were stealing identities and filing bogus COVID-19 Unemployment Claims. De La Cruz was gainfully employed by the Washington State Employment Security Department as an unemployment insurance specialist. Apparently no one was reviewing...

When Disaster Strikes

In 2020, the State of Washington was contacted by officials at the Seattle Fire Department, Microsoft Corp., Zulily.com, the City of Bellingham, and the Seattle Yacht Club saying that some of their state of Washington employees appears to be receiving COVID-19 unemployment benefits despite...

Balancing Act

Balancing acts are one of the primary reasons people of all ages enjoy going to the circus. (Who doesn't like the excitement of watching a performer walk across a tightly strung wire rope while carrying someone on his shoulders and juggling under the big...

Childish Ways

The state of Washington promotes employment by providing child care subsidies to eligible low-income working families through the Working Connections Child Care program. The program uses government funds to provide approximately $300 million in subsidies annually. An in-home daycare provider reverted to childish ways...

Whack a Fraudster

Have you ever stood up fast and whacked your head on something? (It hurts.) A roofing company service technician who hit his head on a support joist at a construction site, injured his neck and subsequently collected more than $12,000 from the Washington State...

From Sea to Shining Sea

Fraud occurs just about everywhere in the U.S., from sea to shining sea. In today’s case, we take a look at a COVID-19 and identity theft fraud scheme that began on the West Coast in Seattle, Wash., but ended June 2021 on the East...
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