Saturday, May 15, 2021

Mother Doesn’t Always Know Best

When the CARES Act was passed in March 2020, it was meant to provide support to Americans who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was not meant to be used by unscrupulous individuals to assist their children, who were serving time...

She’s His Wife?

Many families have confusing family dynamics and complicated relationships. The Stephen's family relationship is a prime example as they are not as they appear on paper. Their familial status is the question of a federal fraud scandal. Edward Stephen of Baton Rouge, L.A. was recently...

White Coat

White coats worn by healthcare professionals signify that they have the medical knowledge and authority to provide service to their patients. Whether a doctor, dentist, therapist, or lab worker, that white coat is a reminder that they are supposed to conduct their lives and...

Number 13

Depending on where you hail from, the number 13 can be considered lucky or unlucky. Italy and China consider the two-digit number to be lucky, while most Western cultures believe the opposite, going as far as to omit 13 as a house number or...

Without Consent

Listen to this Story When someone is confused about their taxes or otherwise needs help with filing, they might seek assistance from family members. This type of support is permissible. (As long as no information on the tax filing is fraudulent, of course.)The Huntington News...

A Swipe Away from Demolition

Some would say a credit card holds more power than many wish to carry. It is all too tempting to see an item and purchase it just by quickly running the credit card through the machine. The consequence of acting on the urge to...

Engineering a Way to Jail

How does an engineer get to jail? No, this isn't one of those funny jokes with a clever ending, though I'm tempted to say, ''Wire Fraud!'? Today's Fraud of the Day is based on an article from The Herald-Dispatch which describes ho? a West...

Prison Time for Pocketing Mom’s Federal Pension

Every kid gets into a little bit of trouble from time to time. Some talk back to their elders, some act out and still others take things from kids that don't belong to them. Most grow out of these bad behaviors –...

Prison and Restitution for Tax Refund Fraud

Between now and April, millions of Americans will file their tax returns. Unfortunately for some, fraudsters will beat them to the punch and steal their hard-earned cash. As with most things in life, knowledge is power – Americans need information about how fraudsters will...

Cheese to Blame?

Wisconsin, famous for its milk and cheese, has found itself facing problems in its food stamps program, known as FoodShare. According to the Associated Press, an audit report by the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau flagged about 330 purchases made by 150 recipients of the...
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