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Welfare Fraud

The Poor Don't Lie and Cheat Any More Than the Rest of Us

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

The notion that the poor are uniquely morally deficient, it turns out, is completely backward. They're actually more virtuous, on average, than the rich. And yet, we have politicians who assume that the poor are less trustworthy and therefore less deserving of our help.

Dept. Of Human Services Staffer Pleads Guilty To Welfare Fraud

ABC News Radio | James Grebey | Posted 07.20.2013 | Detroit

(LANSING, Mich.) -- A former worker at the Department of Human Services pleaded guilty on Wednesday to two felonies for her role in welfare fraud, acc...

Two Accused Of Collecting Welfare Benefits After Winning The Lottery

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.31.2012 | Money

Two Massachusetts lottery winners have been accused of collecting welfare benefits. Massachusetts is charging James Casey Jr. of Waltham, Mass., an...

Bachmann Says Lap Dances Are Helping To Bankrupt The Country

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

The House and Senate both approved a payroll tax cut bill on Friday that would extend unemployment benefits through 2012. But according to Rep. Mic...

Woman Faked Young Son's Cancer For Financial Gain

Posted 12.05.2011 | Impact

An English woman fooled authorities into thinking her young son had cancer and gained £100,000 in benefits as a result, a court heard yesterday. A...

Fresno State Football Players Accused Of Welfare Fraud

Posted 11.09.2011 | Sports

By TRACIE CONE, Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. -- As many as two dozen football players from Fresno State University have been implicated in a wel...

Affidavit Alleges Severe Abuse Of Missing Boy

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Deputies hunting for two brothers who disappeared years ago were checking out tips from the public Friday and planned to search again o...

Children Of Couple Accused In Welfare Fraud Disappeared Years Ago

AP | DAN ELLIOTT and CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 05.26.2011 | Denver

MONUMENT, Colo. — Investigators' hopes of finding two boys whose adoptive parents only recently told authorities the brothers disappeared years ...

Congress Could Easily Save Billions

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

There are billions of American taxpayer dollars wasted every year in criminal fraud and abuse cases. In this era of austerity, why doesn't Congress focus on that?

3 Generations Of Family Accused Of Welfare Fraud

Colorado Springs Gazette | LANCE BENZEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Three generations of a Colorado Springs family conspired to bilk approximately $40,000 in locally administered welfare services, authorities said. ...

What's Next: Blackwater Homecare Visits?

Steve Mehlman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Steve Mehlman

The Schwarzenegger Administration wants to purchase up to $5 million worth of military/security camera systems to photograph elderly, blind and disabled homecare recipients.