Saturday, August 13, 2022

Full of Surprises

Life can be full of surprises. A former corrections officer, who was deemed a contributing member of society, made a bad decision and surprised the judge who delivered his sentence for carrying out six figures worth of worker's compensation fraud. The 44-year-old man qualified for...

Your Life Is Now Shutting Down

A Seattle-area tech executive has been sentenced for defrauding the Paycheck Protection Program and receiving nearly $1.8 million in Covid-19 relief funds. Mukund Mohan, 48, of Clyde Hill is a former director for both Amazon and Microsoft. Now he faces up to two years in...

Bold-faced Lie

It is amazing how many people commit fraud by telling bold-faced lies. (In their brazenness, criminals usually don't consider the repercussions of their actions until they are caught.) A story published by The Kent Reporter tells about a middle-aged man who lied about his...

The Death of Fraud

County Coroners usually investigate human deaths, whenever victims die unexpectedly or suspicious circumstances are involved. Their job is to provide confirmation and certification that a person is deceased. Corners can be appointed or elected officials and they come from all walks of life. (They...

There Was a Crooked Man…

Chiropractors are supposed to be master manipulators—of the human spine, that is. But a press release issued by the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia, details the scheme of a chiropractor who manipulated the D.C. Medicaid program out of more than $50,000 with fraudulent...

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...

COVID Feature: Back 2 Back 

Austin Hsu of Issaquah, Washington is one of the latest fraudsters to take advantage of the pandemic. He has been charged with fraudulently seeking over $1.1 million in COVID-19 relief loans. He applied for loans through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and...

A Stand-Out Effort

I like to commend individuals when they go above and beyond to put additional effort toward a task. There is a certain joy in watching the hard work of another turn into success, especially when we are talking about fighting fraud. I get that...

Treated Like Criminals

The Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) is responsible for employment services, unemployment insurance benefits, analyzing labor market information, administering Paid Family and Medical Leave and it also helps investigate fraud related to unemployment benefits. Sometimes investigations can be cumbersome for the victims of unemployment...

Placing a High Priority

The government places a high priority on prosecuting criminals who use stolen identities to file fictitious income tax returns and claim fraudulent refunds. A Department of Justice (DOJ) press release details how one man victimized a wide variety of vulnerable people by participating in...
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