Link Analysis and Crime – An examination.

Posted by Tyler Wood, Operations Manager at Crime Tech Solutions The topic of fraud is widely discussed, and the focus of thousands upon thousands of articles. Television shows such as Crime, Inc and American Greed have become popular due, in part, to our fascination with the topic of fraud. The organizations that are affected by … More Link Analysis and Crime – An examination.

The Name Game Fraud

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. Alright everybody, let’s play a game. The name game! “Shirley, Shirley bo Birley. Bonana fanna fo Firley. Fee fy mo Mirley. Shirley!” No, not THAT name game. (Admit it… you used to love singing the “Chuck” version, though.) The name game I’m referring to is slightly more sinister, and relates … More The Name Game Fraud

Using Link Analysis to untangle fraud webs

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. NOTE: This article originally appeared HERE by Jane Antonio. I think it’s a great read… Link analysis has become an important technique for discovering hidden relationships involved in healthcare fraud. An excellent online source, FierceHealthPayer:AntiFraud, recently spoke to Vincent Boyd Bryant about the value of this tool for payer special … More Using Link Analysis to untangle fraud webs

Perhaps a nice change at NICE Actimize?

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood Though not publicly released, news out of NICE Actimize is that long-time CEO Amir Orad is leaving the company effective May 1. Indicative of the ‘what a small world this is’ nature of the financial crimes technology marketplace, former Pegasystems co-founder and head of Americas for BAE Systems Detica, Joe Friscia, … More Perhaps a nice change at NICE Actimize?

Robbing the Casket, What Happens In Vegas, and Railroad Ripoffs: Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 12/21/2013

To all of our readers… Have a great Christmas season and see you in 2014! Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood Another case of worker’s compensation premium fraud. You may recall my previous post on this subject. It’s worth reading. http://manasquan.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/owner-of-wallbased-roofing-company-indicted-for-fraud-and-theft You’ve heard of robbing the cradle. This is robbing the casket, I suppose… http://www.13abc.com/story/24279926/funeral-home-owner-charged-with-theft-fraudMore Robbing the Casket, What Happens In Vegas, and Railroad Ripoffs: Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 12/21/2013

Bananas, Politicians and Navy Blue: Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 01/02/2013

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood Be sure to check out “Investigating the Investigations” Part One and Two! In the meantime, here are this week’s weird headlines: I can’t believe he tried to slip this one past investigators. Maybe he’ll win on a peel… http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/12/maurice-owens-to-appear-in-court-on-metro-banana-peel-fraud-charges-97541.html A dishonest politician?  Now I’ve heard everything! http://www.wishtv.com/news/indiana/nw-indiana-politician-to-admit-6-wire-fraud-counts He couldn’t just … More Bananas, Politicians and Navy Blue: Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 01/02/2013

Investigating the Investigations.

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. I recently read an excellent new book called Fraud Analytics by Delena Spann.  Ms. Spann is with the U.S. Secret Service, Electronic & Financial Crimes Task Force and is often called upon by colleagues and peers to provide presentations and professional speeches on financial fraud analysis, ethics, fraud examinations and fraud data … More Investigating the Investigations.

Death Deterrents, Texas Teeth, and ‘The Big Easy’ Money – Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 11/07/2013

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood Chinese woman sentenced to death for fraud. Ouch. That’s definitely a deterrent… http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/chinese-woman-sentenced-death-200m-fraud-20785445 70 year old Orthodontist sentenced to two years. Fraud laws in Texas have some real teeth in them… http://www.kfdm.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/kfdm_vid_7425.shtml Think they’ll throw the (school) book at her?… http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20131107_Charter_school_founder_s_fraud_trial_gets_underway.html New Orleans cops charged. To Protect and Serve (themselves)… … More Death Deterrents, Texas Teeth, and ‘The Big Easy’ Money – Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 11/07/2013

Drag Queens, Silk Road Shutdowns, and Video Killed the Real Estate Fraud – Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 10/29/2013

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood Perhaps there is no Spanish term for “lay low, fraudster”? http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-youtube-video-leads-to-arrest-of-man-wanted-in-fraud-case-20131010,0,1636077.story#axzz2j9ClBao3 Feds take down “eBay for drugs” site. I wonder if “Buy it Now” was popular? http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/10/feds-take-down-online-fraud-bazaar-silk-road-arrest-alleged-mastermind/ Drag Queen Shakedowns… Only on Bourbon Street. http://theadvocate.com/news/7402011-123/celebrity-scam-artist-arrested-in

Shockers, Lawyers, and Worst Boss Ever – Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 10/11/2013

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood Shipping a car to Nigeria? Seems like an awful lot of work for a fairly stupid scam… http://finance.yahoo.com/news/fraud-conviction-man-reported-car-133000007.html SHOCKER! Online advertising is often fraudulent! http://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/4-Ad-Execs-Just-Admitted-That-Online-Adtech-Is-4888221.php Why is it so darned hard to feel sorry for lawyers? http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/crime/fl-rothstein-attorney-arraign-20131011,0,4341539.story “Here’s your paycheck. Gonna need half of it back, though.” Worst. Boss. … More Shockers, Lawyers, and Worst Boss Ever – Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 10/11/2013