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Fraud and Punishment

2015-0826 Dog Walking Lady

I recently shared a post about fraud in the American disability system. I felt strongly the problem existed elsewhere, but I lacked evidence. A few seconds ago, I searched for evidence on the Internet. It did not take long to find millions of examples. I picked one of the stories to share because it validates several points I made in my previous post:

  • Committing disability fraud is too easy
  • Detecting disability fraud is too difficult
  • Sentencing is too lenient
  • Recovery of stolen funds is next to impossible

In an article written by Stuart Able for The Herald, we learn about a dog walker who falsely claimed she could not walk. The dog walker stole “£24,311 over nine years” and received a suspended sentence. The sentence, if it is actually enforced is “£42 a month for the rest of her life.”

Tell me I am not the only person who believes the current system encourages fraud.


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Thanks to Stuart Able for writing the article I referenced; The Herald for committing its resources to publishing the article; Google for helping me find the article; and all the people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to include the picture and text in this post.

Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.