A couple of men in Columbus, Mississippi allegedly thought they could collect a $100,000 lottery prize using a ticket with glued-on winning numbers. Instead they were arrested. Didn't they know you have to be a rich white president or financial services executive to commit fraud with impunity?
The founders of the microbiome testing startup uBiome were indicted on multiple federal charges Thursday. According to SF Gate, Zachary Schulz Apte and Jessica Sunshine Richman are accused of "bilking their investors and health insurance providers" and have been charged with conspiracy to commit securities fraud, conspiracy to commit health care fraud, and money laundering.… READ THE REST
A judge sentenced Crestview, Florida man Aaron Barnes-Burpo, 29, to seven years in prison for pretending to be part of the Wu-Tang Clan and scamming hotels for free services. From WSBTV: "For several weeks, these men defrauded multiple businesses by posing as famous musical artists and their retinue," said Acting U.S. Attorney Estes. "Thanks to… READ THE REST
Finally, a story of a real fraudulent election! In Pensacola, Florida, Bellview Elementary School assistant principal Laura Rose Carroll, 50, and her 17-year-old daughter were arrested for accessing the school district's computer system to cast fake votes ensuring the girl would be elected homecoming queen at Tate High School. Suspended from her job, Carroll is… READ THE REST
If you've ever seen a 3D printer in action, you know it's a pretty wondrous process. Even if you're crafting nothing more than a plastic bauble or a geometric shape, just watching that filament settle and build into something recognizable and useful is fairly awe-inspiring. And man, to a kid…it's like a miracle. And they really,… READ THE REST
High school Spanish class is permanently embroidered into most of our brains. Vocabulary quizzes. Verb conjugation drills. Language lab. It's all tattooed on our souls like it happened yesterday, right? Estudiantes. Escuchen. Language learning doesn't have to be like that. Instead of being trapped in endless repetitions and dry academic book learning, Jumpspeak wants to… READ THE REST
Leadership is a magic quality that few truly possess. Oh sure, many people have to lead as part of their job description, but few actually have the inherent ability to make others better, cultivate trust, focus on problem-solving, and give team members confidence. Of course, not everybody has to be born with the ability to… READ THE REST