Thursday, June 1, 2023

Ill-Equipped

A greedy medical equipment supplier bilked Medicare for millions of dollars in a scheme to bill for equipment that was never furnished to patients. In 2018, Frances Jones, who owned and operated Oxicheck, a medical equipment supplier in Bisbee, Ariz., was charged with 12...

The Birth of a Fraudulent Scheme

A former Maricopa County, Ariz., assessor has been sentenced after pleading guilty to Medicaid fraud and forgery charges. Paul Peterson faced four separate charges in relation to his operation of a fraudulent adoption scheme. Petersen was first arrested in October 2019 for his role in...

Just Desserts in the Desert

While we publish yet another case of foolish fraudsters, let's take a moment to applaud the tipsters who turn them in. A press release published by the Arizona Attorney General's office details how a married couple's fraudulent use of food stamps was uncovered after...

Stamping Out SNAP Abuse

Listen to this Story Using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits requires an exchange. When they're used properly, the exchange is between eligible beneficiaries and grocery stores for approved food items. The White Mountain Independent tells the story of an...

Unreasonable Requests

If an immigrant follows the rules and regulations established by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), naturalization is achievable, even if it takes a long time. (Many immigrants seek legal counsel for the complicated process in hopes of improving their chances for approval.) An...
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