Sunday, October 2, 2022

Accidental Lying

Accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. A construction worker can fall from scaffolding and break his leg. An office manager might pick up a heavy box and throw out her back. Any number of unfortunate events can occur, preventing a person from working temporarily or...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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