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  • Stealing from the state

    Over 5300 benefits cut due to info sharing

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=11166170

    small time compared to the usa

    UNCLE SAM is being bilked, big-time. Losses from health-care scams alone are between $70 billion and $240 billion a year,

    An ever higher percentage of frauds (false claims for welfare payments, tax refunds and so on) are being perpetrated with stolen identities.

    The self-proclaimed first lady of tax-refund fraud is Rashia Wilson (posing with the loot on her Facebook page, above) who, along with her eager associates, claimed bogus rebates of more than $11m.



    http://www.economist.com/news/united...fraud-sirfs-up
    have you defeated them?
    your demons

  • #2
    Good work if you can get it

    The thing is, none of these people do sensible things with the money they steal. They waste it on consumerist crap, champagne lifestyles etc. So they're bound to get caught.

    They should just buy shares or something. In company's or trust's names. And then they could retain it forever! Muhaaahahhhaaa
    Squadly dinky do!

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    • #3
      We had nearly 50 million in "missing" school equipment in our county this year. So many forgetful teachers in Tennessee :-)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Davo36 View Post
        Good work if you can get it

        The thing is, none of these people do sensible things with the money they steal. They waste it on consumerist crap, champagne lifestyles etc. So they're bound to get caught.

        They should just buy shares or something. In company's or trust's names. And then they could retain it forever! Muhaaahahhhaaa
        Remember that guy a few years back, had multiple id's claiming the dole? He had accumulated millions with the intention of buying a residence on that cruise liner that is a permanent home.
        Got caught when a bank noticed he was logging on under many different account names from the same i.p address. The govt recovered more from him than he stole because he made some good investments. Just didn't know when to stop.

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        • #5
          some people like to save, more than they like to spend

          financially these people rarely have problems

          some people like to spend, more than they like to save

          financially these people usually have problems

          some people like to destroy, more than they like to build

          these people usually have problems with those that build

          some people like to steal more than they like to work

          these people usually have problems with those that work

          how can we change what people like to do?

          some we can change with more carrot + more stick?

          others we just lock away

          it's a problem
          have you defeated them?
          your demons

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          • #6
            Originally posted by eri View Post
            some people like to save, more than they like to spend

            financially these people rarely have problems

            some people like to spend, more than they like to save

            financially these people usually have problems

            some people like to destroy, more than they like to build

            these people usually have problems with those that build

            some people like to steal more than they like to work

            these people usually have problems with those that work

            how can we change what people like to do?

            some we can change with more carrot + more stick?

            others we just lock away

            it's a problem
            I like, eri. Unfortunately lots get away with ripping off the taxpayer one way or another, despite the best efforts of the fraud catchers, so the fraudsters play the odds. Not just welfare cheats, also the black economy, often conservatively estimated at over $2 billion a year.

            Re welfare cheats. A friend of mine lived next door to a block of 6 Housing NZ town houses. All tenanted by women on the DPB. Every one had a fella living there.

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