of identity fraud incidents in 2014 were related to Government documents and benefits according to the 2014 FTC Annual Report.
of the total U.S. population undergoes a significant change in their identity information every single year.
of all persons 16 or older in the US experienced at least one incident of identity fraud in 2014.
Identity risks have costly impacts on governments. LexisNexis is already succeeding in preventing identity fraud through our partnerships with many government agencies because we understand these risks.
With more than $400 billion in outstanding debts, states can no longer afford to ignore the problems they face in identity resolution.
More than $106 billion dollars are lost to improper payments each year, including tax fraud.
Since 2005, over 660 million identity records have been exposed, according to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.
In today's Fraud of the Day based on a KRISTV.com article, we learn about a case in which the â€œtimeâ€ was the crime and the victims were the American taxpayers in the case of a conspiracy to defraud the Medicaid program.
The Alaska Dispatch covers a story about a criminal, who got caught filing fraudulent tax returns for some of his prison inmates, while already serving out a 15-year prison sentence for an unrelated conviction.
AccountingToday.com details the story of one mailman in Georgia who went above and beyond the call of duty. He helped catch a tax preparer, who was involved in a tax refund fraud scheme that filed millions of dollars in phony tax returns.
The Miami Herald follows a story about a Venezuelan man who was in the business of selling bogus immigration stamps for thousands of dollars to undocumented immigrants for the purpose of obtaining Florida driver's licenses.
In a press release, the Department of Justice details the case of two fraudsters who obtained personal identification information and filed false tax returns in anticipation of receiving refunds for which they were not entitled.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports on a sovereign citizen who bilked the government of more than $1 million.
The Sun Sentinel reports on a former retirement fund worker who sold his clients' personal information to multiple criminals for a cut of the profits
made at their expense.
The Lebanon Democrat & Wilson County News reports on a story about the owners of an ambulance transportation service who chased down a few victims of their own and submitted more than $1.2 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare.
Frank W. Abagnale is one of the world's most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents.
The Montgomery Advertiser reports on a man who enlisted a variety of co-conspirators to commit identity theft and tax fraud.
AL.com, describes how one man's crime spoofed 110 victims and their financial institutions by pretending to be someone he wasn't. He stole their personal information and activated or reactivated credit cards in the names of the unsuspecting victims, ultimately costing their financialÂ institutions
more than $656,000.
CR80 News reports on a Minnesota woman whose identity was used twice to gain fraudulent student loans.
The News-Press details the story of two fraudsters who deceived Medicare by billing for more than $28 million in fraudulent claims.
The San Francisco Chronicle follows a story about a former government employee, who was dolling out passports to people who were not U.S. citizens.
As reported in the Times Ledger, today's â€œFraud of the Dayâ€ describes how a doctor in New York used false advertising to lure senior citizens into two of his clinics and then used their Medicare numbers to fraudulently bill the program for
more than $15 million.
The Sacramento Bee reports on a man in California who fraudulently obtained student loan funds and took a 50 percent cut for himself.
The Sun-Sentinel reports on three not-so-smart fraudsters, who got caught with some pretty incriminating evidence that linked them to tax refund fraud.
The Sun-Sentinel reports on three not-so-smart fraudsters, who got caught with some pretty incriminating evidence that linked them to tax refund fraud.
Today's â€œFraud of the Dayâ€ was published by the Deomcrat & Chronicle which explains a man who has been sentenced to three years of supervised release after being found guilty of food stamp fraud.
According to The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio is enforcing some â€œtough loveâ€ by requiring these fraudsters to forgo their federal income tax refund.
The Washington Times reports that one man in Hawaii had a significant amount of money, but that fact didn't prevent him from illegally obtaining more funds by bilking the government of about $200,000 of a variety of government benefits.
The Monterey County Herald details a story about a woman who electronically submitted more than 150 false claims for tax refunds - some from clients who had entrusted her to prepare their tax forms.
According to an article in The Star-Ledger, facial recognition technology is proving to be very beneficial for mitigating fraud within the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), which has recently used the hi-tech tool to make 69 arrests.
An article published on MagicValley.com details the story of a multi-tasking former Deputy Coroner from Idaho who performed these required duties while also operating a non-emergency transportation service and preparing taxes for friends, family and a few strangers. It appears she also had a knack for stealing Medicaid
The Courant follows a story about a man who tried to time his retirement earlier than he should have by assuming another man's identity.
Today's Fraud of the Day from the Glendale News-Press describes a California resident who tried to get away with â€œpsyching outâ€ Medicare through a prescription harvesting scheme that involved billing the government benefits program for anti-psychotic medicine.
Geoffrey Slagle, Director of Identity Management, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) works on programs that encourage uniformity and reciprocity among the states and provinces in North America.
A story in The Boston Globe states that the success rate has increased due to quadrupling the number of investigators assigned to search out fraud and the use of a new streamlined system to report suspicious activity.
According to an article published on KTVQ.com, the former welfare director for the Blackfeet Tribe's Temporary Assistance to Need Families (TANF) program wasn't counting on getting caught for embezzling government funds.
According to an article published on WJLA.com, a Maryland-based identity theft ring was responsible for stealing the personal information of more than
600 government employees.
A press release issued by The Department of Justice describes how a former Detroit-area physician participated in a fraudulent scheme to bill Medicare for more than $11.5 million in house call services.
According to an article published on WLWT.com, the criminals used thousands of stolen taxpayer identities to reap the benefits of the fraudulent tax refunds.
An article published on NJ.com details the story of one Newark family, who had a lucrative business going, but the public didn't benefit from this business; instead, it was robbed.
An article published on Kentucky.com reports on a woman who had a bad habit of lying. She started her life of crime by lying about a disability on a Social Security Administration application. Then the fraudster lied about what she did for a living, while continuing to receive government benefits for her â€˜disability.' Then to top it off, she filed for bankruptcy, but fibbed about her assets.
The Kansas City Business Journal details the story of a man who goes by Brother Love, but his fraudulent actions were anything but loving and more related to the love of money.
An article posted on Examiner.com reports on an untrustworthy tax preparation business owner, who victimized his customers, making off with more than $350,000 in refund checks.
Today's â€œFraud of the Dayâ€ is based on a press release titled, â€œMedway Man Convicted of Fraud and Collecting Section 8 Housing Funds,â€ published by the Department of Justice on February 28, 2014.
Today's â€œFraud of the Dayâ€ is based on an article titled, â€œBrooklyn Doctor Sentenced to 18 Years for Medicare Fraud,â€ written by Charisma L. Miller, Esq., and published by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
The Sugar Land Sun reports on a Houston woman, who was already serving time for a prior conviction, but will now be adding on another prison sentence to her resume for cashing a deceased woman's Social Security checks.
The Washington Free Beacon reports on an Oregon man, who bragged about his lifestyle one too many times and was caught for collecting thousands of dollars in government benefits for his family, who did not live in the United States.
A story reported in the Rutland Herald tells about a father who used his daughter's signature to defraud the government of approximately $10,000.
The Suncoast News reports on a story of a â€œdie-hardâ€ fraudster with a very long rap sheet, who was pursuing a life of crime until he was caught using Veterans' stolen medical record information to file bogus tax returns.
The Department of Justice released a statement about an Alabama Man, who was pulled over for a traffic stop, but tossed a handgun while fleeing on foot from the scene. It turns out that some interesting evidence was found in his vehicle, and it was determined that he was a convicted felon.
An article published by Insurance Fraud NEWS covers one Illinois woman who served as her sister's PCA and fraudulently billed Medicaid for services she did not provide.
The Washington Times reports on a California man who appears to have committed tax fraud mainly for the thrill of the act and perhaps the chase from law enforcement.
An article in The Washington Times reports on a Florida woman who received more than $300,000 in government benefits that she was not qualified for and definitely
According to an article in the Daily Press, video surveillance led to the conviction of an out-of-work woman who tried to collect workers' compensation benefits for an injury that had healed.
An article in the Shelby Star reports on a childcare provider who did just that, and bilked the Medicaid program of $8 million.
According to an article in D Healthcare, a piece of this enormous fraud puzzle was solved when a Texas man was sentenced for his part in the scam against the government benefits program.
A story reported on NJ.com details how one repeat offender targeted elderly women to get away with identity theft and credit card fraud.
The Smyrna-Vinings Patch reports on a man who wanted more money and went about his desire by illegally claiming more than $5 million in bogus tax refunds.
An article in the Montgomery Adviser details a $1 million fraudulent tax refund scheme involving incarcerated individuals in an Alabama prison.
An article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle details the duo's crime involving hundreds of innocent tax payers.
Today's â€œFraud of the Dayâ€ is based on a press release titled, â€œPhiladelphia Man With Multiple Identities Sentenced for $359,000 In Welfare Fraud,â€ issued by the Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General.Â This crafty and deceitful man used multiple identities to cheat the government out of more than $359,000 in welfare benefits.
According to an article in Tulsa World, as affected residents began to rebuild their lives following the disastrous event, a Mannford woman deceptively took advantage of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) benefits.
An article published in The Roanoke Times tells about a Virginia man who collected over $200,000 in Social Security and Medicare benefits because he failed to disclose that he had also earned compensation for several jobs, while simultaneously collecting government benefits.
An article published in Fraud Magazine explains how student loan fraud is on the rise and how perpetrators are targeting Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs to accomplish their scams.
Today's â€œFraud of the Dayâ€ follows an article in Newsday that details the fraudulent activities of a Long Island pharmacy straw owner who bilked Medicaid out of $16 million.
An article published in the Examiner details the story of a licensed physician who took advantage of his position to fraudulently bill Medicare and Medicaid for services that were never provided.
A story from the Courthouse News Service describes a Dallas man who may have gotten an idea from the canine species to swallow a debit card to conceal his involvement in a multi-million dollar identity and tax refund
An article posted on WRAL.com reports that the identities of hundreds of doctors, dentists and nurses across Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, New Hampshire and North Carolina were recently used to fraudulently file hundreds of federal and state tax returns.
An article published in the Ledger-Enquirer.com describes how nine people allegedly stole the identities of Fort Benning soldiers for the purpose of submitting approximately $20 million in bogus tax returns.
According to a press release from the Department of Justice, today's "Fraud of the Day" details the lies a Virginia woman told that enabled her to obtain nearly $1 million in fraudulent tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service and the State of Virginia.
An article in the Montgomery Advertiser details the story of two former corrections officers who tricked the Internal Revenue Service into issuing approximately $176,000 in improper tax refunds.
An article published in The News Herald reports on two fraudsters who impersonated a variety of individuals by filing fake tax returns, getting away with more than half a million dollars.
An article published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle details the story of one IRS employee, who used her position to victimize 60 taxpayers and bilk the government of more than $500,000.
In 1965, the federal government launched the Head Start program, which was intended to support children under the age of five in impoverished situations by enhancing their cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. The program, which currently serves more than one million children each year, was not intended to fund a lavish lifestyle for a dietician mentioned in an article posted on News4Jax.com.
An article in the Orlando Sentinel details the story of a fraudster who kept detailed records about his victims and how he collected approximately $400,000 from a tax-fraud scheme.
The Buffalo News covers an elderly woman who tried to scam the government by applying for Social Security benefits under false names, even though she was already legitimately collecting benefits through
An article in The Dallas Morning News tells about a man who definitely had intentions when he applied for financial aid, but they were not
An article in The Augusta Chronicle covers the story of a Georgia woman who didn't exactly win the lottery, but led a million-dollar tax fraud conspiracy that defrauded the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) through bogus tax returns claiming lottery winnings.
An article posted on the Philadelphia CBS affiliate's Web site reports that despite her age, a grandmother involved in collecting Social Security benefits for which she did not qualify, will be serving time for her crime.
According to an article published on CBSLA.com, synthetic identity theft is a top concern for law enforcement officials and those who have
According to an article posted on NJ.com, there are between 1,600 to 2,000 attempts to bilk the system each week
There are a variety of methods for wooing Medicare beneficiaries to participate, and as a Department of Justice press release states, one Detroit doctor chose to prescribe controlled substances to carry out his part of a $7 million scam.
An article published in the New York Daily News describes a legally blind tax preparer who was bound and determined to cheat both the federal and New York State governments out of nearly $2.6 million.
This is a true story of a LexisNexis colleague’s overwhelming experience with identity theft. Let’s just call him Bill.
This is a continuation from Friday’s Fraud of the Day detailing a true story of a LexisNexis colleague’s overwhelming experience with identity theft. Let’s just call him Bill.
As reported by the Beverly Press, today's "Fraud of the Day" subject set up shop in West Hollywood with the intent to seek fortune through a scheme that bilked Medicare of $1.5 million.
A press release published by the Department of Justice details the illegal activities of two company owners, an elderly doctor, and a hospital employee who ran a fraud scheme that bilked the Medicare program of $3 million.
A story posted on News4Jax.com details the bad choices made by a Jacksonville woman, who took part in an identity theft scheme that was actually named "Operation Zig Zag" by the Florida State Attorney's Office, the U.S. Secret Service, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
A press release issued from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) details the criminal efforts of two men who tried to make some extra money at the expense of those who lived through the 2011 Joplin tornado.
A press release published by the Department of Justice describes one woman's feigned attempt at ignorance while testifying at her own defense trial. She did not want to admit to her part in a tax fraud scheme.
Fanny packs can be used to tote around a variety of items including keys, a wallet, a cell phone and, according to an article on ProRepublica.com, a stack of bogus prescriptions linked to a massive Medicare fraud scheme.
An article published on WDTN.com covers the case of an Ohio man, who was accused of deceiving the government by collecting workers' compensation while self-employed.
An article in The Dallas Morning News follows the investigation and conviction of the doctor who took advantage of his patients in order to submit more than $1.1 million in claims to Medicare.
An article published on SILive.com follows a young school teacher who moonlighted as a fraudster to generate extra income for her lavish lifestyle.
According to an article published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, a little bit of information went a long way towards one fraudster gaining $52,000 in student loan funds he did not deserve.
According to an article on BankInfoSecurity.com, eight co-conspirators allegedly took advantage of a prominent phone company’s database and participated in a huge fraud scheme that left its victims calling for help.
An article published by The Washington Times tells the story of a Mexican national whose illegal acts threatened the security of our nation.
An article published in the Telegram & Gazette confirms this idiom by telling the story of a Worcester woman accused of stealing the identity of her boyfriend's ex-wife and using it to fraudulently obtain disability benefits.
An article posted on WMAZ.com shares the details of a con woman who was a pro at defrauding the government and her employer until she was caught and prosecuted for her illegal actions.
An article published on Click2Houston.com follows the story of a woman who hijacked someone else's credentials and then committed Social Security fraud.
An article published by the Portland Press Herald explains how a Maine man was convicted of theft by deception by collecting state unemployment benefits while working.
A story published by the Portland Press Herald tells about a husband and wife team who colluded about their living situation in order to collect state welfare, food stamps and Social Security benefits over a three-year period of time.
An article in the Credit Union Times tells about a former manager from an Oklahoma Credit Union who resorted to stealing money to support her gambling habit.
An article reported on WOODTV.com reported that two fraudsters in Michigan committed welfare fraud while employed by the Michigan Department of Human Services.
An article in The Glendale News-Press tells about foreign students visiting the United States on summer work visas and the part appear to have played in defrauding Medicare of millions of dollars.
According to an article published in the News & Observer, a North Carolina woman, who ran a counseling business, scammed Medicaid by using patient ID numbers to bill the government benefits program for services that were not needed nor provided.
A story in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution tells about how a Georgia tax preparer convinced 5,000 unsuspecting victims to let him submit their tax returns as part of a $5 million tax refund fraud scheme.
An article published by The Morning Call tells about a Pennsylvania man who thought he could get away with filing tax returns in the names of unsuspecting victims and the nearly $3 million he collected from the U.S. Treasury.
An article posted on ConnectMidMissouri.com states that a Georgia man used the identities of deceased individuals to steal more than $2.3 million in tax refunds from 17 states.
An article in the Times of San Diego mentions that a California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) worker accepted money in exchange for falsifying the results of driving exams
An article published by The News Journal tells about a Georgia man who is charged with supplying the personal identification information belonging to hundreds of victims to co-conspirators who sought more than $4 million in fraudulent tax refunds.
An article published on MSNewsNow.com reveals how one woman accomplished a stolen identity tax refund fraud scheme by targeting prisoners.
A story posted on ABC13.com tells about two men who were caught hiding behind a tax refund fraud scheme that bilked the Treasury Department of more than half a million dollars.
An article posted on Miami.CBSLocal.com tells about one correctional officer in Florida who used his position to steal the identities of inmates in order to file fraudulent income tax returns.
An article published in The Virginian-Pilot details how a check cashing business uncovered a tax fraud scheme that netted more than $2 million in fraudulent income tax refunds.
An article published in The Boston Globe details how a job applicant’s personal information was used without her permission to bill government agencies for services that she did not provide as a psychologist.
An article posted on MassLive.com tells about a criminal who assisted with recruiting couriers to help carry out a scam that laundered $110,000 worth of Social Security benefits and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax refunds.
Today's "Fraud of the Day" story, reported in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, details how a brother and sister team used identity theft to file more than $2 million in fraudulent tax returns.
An article published by the Knoxville News Sentinel tells the story of a woman who used her two dead aunts to live a pretty nice life, unbeknownst to the Social Security Administration (SSA).
It appears that identity theft is the culprit as evidenced by a recent scheme reported on WLWT.com and carried out by a southwest Ohio man, who stooped to an all-time low. He used the identities of deceased children to try to steal approximately $40,000 in fraudulent tax refunds.
A Department of Justice press release details the story of a Florida man who was caught trying to purchase stolen identities with the intent to obtain credit cards for making purchases, withdraw money and file fraudulent tax returns.
An article published by The Ackworth Patch describes how two health care services company owners allegedly used after school programs and community meetings to defraud the Medicaid program of nearly $1 million.
According to an article published by Alaska Dispatch News, one woman put up a good facade to her co-workers who vouched for her, but in the end they didn’t really know her at all.
An article published in The Dallas Morning News follows the story of a woman who stole the identity of a registered nurse and used it to get a job as a hospice worker at eight different hospice companies over a three-year period of time.
As Chief Information Officer for i-SAFE Inc., Greg oversees the product development and systems infrastructure ensuring that i-SAFE's offerings comply with or exceed information protection requirements.
An article published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch tells about two fraudsters who sought more than $2.25 million in refunds by filing fraudulent tax returns.
A story posted on PilotOnline.com describes a Virginia identity thief whose fraudulent actions have reached epic proportions.
An article published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution details a $1 million tax fraud scam perpetrated by a few fraudsters with nicknames.
An article posted on PilotOnline.com details the story of a check cashing business employee who accepted kickbacks for her part in a multimillion-dollar identity theft scheme.
An article published by the South Florida Business Journal explains how two teenagers stayed pretty busy, but got into trouble over running a successful identity fraud ring that involved more than 600 victims.
A story posted on FoxNews.com tells about one college student’s unusual behavior that tipped off authorities to a tax refund fraud scheme that netted $400,000.
An article published in the Lexington Herald-Leader tells about a conspiracy that netted $600,000 by using stolen identities to file false federal income tax returns.
An article posted on WJLA.com tells about how a husband and wife used student loans to create a personal cash machine that bilked the government of more than $272,000.
The term "three-peat" is usually associated with American sports and is used to describe a team that has won three back-to-back championships. If there were a fraud championship, a woman mentioned in an article published in The Buffalo News, would be a serious contender.
In an article published in The Oregonian, one woman met her husband, who happened to be a prisoner, through an online dating service. Together they became partners in crime and carried off a fraudulent scheme that stole approximately $174,000 from the Internal Revenue Service.
An article published in the Miami Herald describes how a woman assumed multiple identities as various medical personnel to pull off a scam that stole $8.5 million from Medicare.
An article posted on NJ.com tells about the criminal acts of one man who managed to direct an unemployment insurance fraud scheme from behind bars, while serving time for a tax fraud scheme.
An article published in the Miami Herald follows the explosive growth of tax fraud in South Florida, citing several criminals and the scams they used to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) through the use of Electronic Filing Identification Numbers (EFINs).
According to a whitepaper titled, “Multi-State Contributory Solution Reduces Duplicate Participation/Benefits and Fraud in SNAP,” this new defense mechanism – the National Accuracy Clearinghouse (NAC) – is already proving to be quite successful in preventing the loss of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits across five states.
An article posted on WKYC.com tells the story of a couple who ran an elaborate scheme involving fake high school diplomas, undeserved financial aid and a college operated by the man and his wife.
An article published by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution details the story of nine unscrupulous business associates who ran a scam that bilked the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of more than $2 million in fraudulent tax refunds.
An article published in the South Florida Business Journal follows an industrious criminal who tried to get away with collecting more than $1.1 million in government benefits he did not deserve.
An article posted on WSFA.com tells about an income tax refund fraud ring allegedly run by nine women in Alabama and Georgia.
An article published by the Tallahassee Democrat tells about one woman and two co-conspirators who used a fraudulent tax refund check cashing scheme to steal thousands of dollars from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
A Federal Bureau of Investigation press release details how a man stole more than $20 million from Medicare over five years through two Chicago-based home health companies that he controlled.
A story posted on Patch.com tells about a man who manipulated three government programs and got away with more than $30,000 in benefits he did not deserve.
An article published by The Sacramento Bee tells how a former California prison inmate managed to lead a tax return scam that stole nearly $220,000 from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
An article posted on RadioIowa.com tells the story of a Des Moines woman who was quite the multi-tasker when it comes to scamming the government out of benefits she did not deserve.
Eva Velasquez is the President/CEO at the Identity Theft Resource Center, a non-profit organization which serves victims of identity theft.
A story published in The News & Advance tells about what happened when one woman's plot to scam a student loan program and a few insurance companies collided with the law.
An article published by The Virginian-Pilot tells about some federal investigators who raided the home of a business owner looking for evidence of one crime, but discovered way more than they could have ever imagined.
A story posted on OANow.com tells about a woman who was involved in a stolen identity tax refund ring that claimed more than $7.5 million in tax refunds. Instead of getting to spend her cut of the illegally gained funds, she now has to pay it back and it doesn’t look like she’ll get to go home any time soon.
A Department of Justice (DOJ) press release details how one man victimized a wide variety of vulnerable people by participating in one of the largest prosecutions to date involving more than 12,000 bogus tax returns and approximately $40 million in illegal tax refunds.
An article published in the Merced Sun-Star tells about a family connection to a student loan fraud scheme that bilked more than $200,000 from the U.S. Department of Education.
A Department of Justice press release states that a Washington woman used the relationships she built with several prison inmates across the country to obtain personal information she later used to file fraudulent tax returns.
Without the puppeteer's controlled guidance, the puppet would not come to life. An article published by The Morning Call tells about two men (the puppets) who were controlled by an accomplished fraudster (the puppeteer). With his guidance, they carried out numerous crimes involving identity fraud.
A recent Department of Justice press release tells about a successful prosecution and conviction of an Alabama man who tried to get away with Stolen Identity Refund Fraud (SIRF) by using the personal information of multiple individuals, including prison inmates.
An article posted on 13NewsNow.com tells about a Virginia man who originally pleaded guilty to his involvement in a $2.6 million tax refund fraud scheme, but then withdrew his plea.
An article posted on BusinessInsurance.com tells about a woman who is suspected of trying to hide from law enforcement’s view by allegedly assuming one of her twin daughters’ identities.
In an article published by the Ledger-Enquirer, a Georgia woman was able to hide the details of her crime involving a student loan and got away with stealing more than $100,000 from a student loan company and a financial institution.
A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) press release states that following a crackdown by the Identity Theft Strike Force in the South Florida region, four co-conspirators involved in an identity theft tax refund fraud scheme are now going to pay for stealing more than $100,000 from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
An article posted on WTSP.com tells about the charges filed against a woman who allegedly stole the identity of at least 10 patients who lived at the assisted-living facility she owned operated with an expired license.
Real life can often be stranger than fiction as exemplified by an article posted on WKYC.com, which tells about a man who created multiple fictitious companies and non-existent employees in order to bilk unemployment insurance benefits from four different states.
A story published in The Dallas Morning News follows a family scheme headed up by a mother involving her children, her husband and several other family members.
A story posted on MyEasternShoreMD.com tells about how a woman’s addiction to forging prescriptions led her to commit fraud.
An article published by The Charlotte Observer tells about three women and a $6 million Medicaid fraud scheme that involved renting out one of the women’s Medicaid provider number.
KGAN-TV reports that a woman was recently sentenced for fraudulently filing 150 tax returns over the course of three years, and for stealing money from the federal government.
Unemployment Insurance/Identity Fraud – California
Today's fraud, courtesy of mylanews.com deals with a woman who stole the identities of senior citizens in order to claim unemployment insurance for them. She gave them fake jobs at a company she claimed to operate, promising them the potential for roles in Hollywood films.
The Daily Herald reports that two sisters pleaded guilty on October 20, 2015, to stealing students’ identities in order to steal $300,000 in fraudulent student aid from the U.S. Department of Education.
Two fraudsters who exemplify this behavior were the recent subjects of a New Haven Register story. The story explains how a man and his accomplice attempted to commit an identity theft and tax fraud conspiracy that would have netted the pair more than $234 million in federal tax refunds.
According to an article in the Orlando Sentinel, one man confidently deposited more than $2.2 million across 11 bank accounts until he was busted for stealing tax refund checks from unsuspecting victims.
The Huntington News tells the story of a man who filed taxes on behalf of his family members and friends without their consent, collecting thousands of dollars in fraudulent tax returns.
Guest writer article written by John Koskinen, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service and Gale Garriott, Executive Director, Federation of Tax Administrators
Guest writer article by: Eva Casey Valasquez, CEO/President, Identity Theft Resource Center
It takes a conniving mind to make claims to the Internal Revenue Service for more than $63 million dollars in fraudulent income tax refunds. But federal prosecutors allege that is exactly the scheme that one Arizona business owner embarked on, according to an article in The Arizona Republic.
The Republican via MassLive.com reports on a particularly strange web of lies woven by a Massachusetts man during his plot to steal more than $100,000 worth of social services from the state and federal government.
In January, the Indy Star reported that a woman employed by a temporary staffing firm was assigned to an Indiana state contractor in charge of administering welfare benefits. While there she was caught abusing her position to illegally collect social services checks for herself and others.
As any fan of crime shows can attest, criminals’ patterns are usually what lead to their capture. If one get-rich-quick scheme seems to be working, why not keep it going? (Trick question.) The answer can be found in the experience of three Wisconsin sisters who collectively racked up 90 felony charges of tax fraud and identity theft, according to a Fox 6 Now local Wisconsin news report.
A recent report by The State Journal-Register details such a case, in which a café owner looking to fudge his business tax numbers coerced his employees into registering the restaurant under their own names.
A recent story reported by Press and Guide tells of woman in Michigan who applied for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits on behalf of more than 300 out-of-state persons, whose information she obtained from an existing—and extensive—list of stolen identities.
Eva Casey Velasquez is the President/CEO at the Identity Theft Resource Center, a non-profit organization which serves victims of identity theft. Ms. Velasquez previously served as the Vice President of Operations for the San Diego Better Business Bureau and spent 21 years at the San Diego District Attorney’s Office. The last 11 of those years were spent conducting economic crimes investigations, with a focus on consumer protection cases such as false advertising and unfair business practices.
The Charlotte Observer reports that a group of North Carolina residents learned this lesson the hard way, when a pair of criminals saw opportunity in “helping” people file their tax returns.
Drugs can turn anyone into a monster, and when you compound a narcotics addiction with existing mental health problems, it’s advisable to be prepared for the worst. The Fairborn Daily Herald walks readers through a pair of drug-addled Ohio residents’ descent into a life of crime, to fund their methamphetamine habit.
Some of us have grown so accustomed to the widespread use of identity theft for financial gain that we forget about the other terrible crimes a person could commit in our name. According to a report by centralmaine.com, some poor man in Ohio had his name fraudulently added to the Maine Sex Offender Registry by his identity thief.
A report by Lake Elsinore-Wilodmar Patch details how a 32-year-old California woman was caught stealing the identities of as many as 97 different victims by taking mail, packages and other personal items from her victims’ homes.
The Associated Press reports that a self-proclaimed “Money King” attempted to channel more than $100 million in stolen income tax refunds into a music-less rap label, in what investigators said is one of the largest of such fraud schemes uncovered by the Internal Revenue Service.
Hartford Courant reports on a woman and her two sons, who were caught registering phony businesses with state unemployment programs, stealing identities to list as “employees” and then filing and collecting fraudulent unemployment claims on their behalf.
Last January, the New Jersey Attorney General’s office published a press release that detailed how a young man is in trouble with the law after he “inherited” an illegal 72 year old Social Security account owned by his deceased father.
We have analyzed hundreds of millions of identities across dozens of federal, state and local systems for identity risk, and are the global leader
in mitigating identity risks. Learn how others have done it through an identity solutions demonstration today.