Fraud: “A false representation of a matter of fact—whether by words or by conduct, by false or misleading allegations, or by concealment of what should have been disclosed—that deceives and is intended to deceive another so that the individual will act upon it to her or his legal injury.”
This definition, taken from the on-line legal dictionary, exactly describes the conduct of the each Wisconsin teacher that called in sick. Each and everyone of the teachers that called in sick and then went to the protests or rallies or similar is clearly and unquestionably guilty of defrauding their employer. By calling in sick, these teachers continued to receive pay while going and protesting.
Hopefully the Wisconsin tax payers are out with cameras and are videoing the protests. Armed with this information they then should demand that the state attorney general J. B. Van Hollen prosecute these teachers for defrauding the state and its the taxpayers to the full extent of the law.
How damaging is fraud? Here is what the FBI has to say about it “Public corruption poses a fundamental threat to our national security and way of life. It impacts everything from how well our borders are secured and our neighborhoods protected…to verdicts handed down in courts…to the quality of our roads, schools, and other government services. And it takes a significant toll on our pocketbooks, wasting billions in tax dollars every year.”
Eric Holder, you are suing the state of Arizona because you claim there is a possibility that their law to prevent illegals “might” result in some dubious form or racial discrimination. Where are you now in this given the flagrant, willful and intentional fraud by thousands of Wisconsin teachers? These teacher are not sick – they are stealing from the state.