Monday, November 28, 2022

COVID Feature: No Relief After All

Being federally charged with wire and bank fraud is no small feat. Baoke Zhang of Issaquah, Wash., stands accused of creating fictional payroll expenses so he could seek loans through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Government Investigators say Zhang tried to...

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...

Mooch

Moochers are usually not well thought of, and neither are fraudsters. (Both prey on the generosity of others to get something they really don't deserve.) Not all moochers are fraudsters, but fraudsters are generally considered to be moochers. An article published by the Charleston...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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