Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Bye Bye, La La Land Scam  

The last of a quintet of scam-prone California medical professionals has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud. Five medical professionals at Los Angeles Community clinic concocted a scheme that resulted in $8.4 million in fraudulent Medicaid claims. The criminal team made $6.6...

COVID Feature: Home Sweet Home

The unemployment rate in April 2020 rose to a record high of 14.7 percent, just a few months after the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is the highest rate and largest monthly increase in the history...

Woman pleads guilty in ID theft; seniors promised movie roles

Listen to this Story Some fraud conspiracies are especially creative, and some of the most notorious fraudsters in the United States have worked in creative industries like painting, filmmaking, photography and literature. Today's fraud, courtesy of mylanews.com deals with a woman...

Harvesting Fraudsters

A lot of work goes into harvesting crops – a farmer has to prepare the soil for planting, the crops have to be watered and protected from pests, and then the produce has to be picked in a timely fashion so that the farmer...

Hiding the Truth

There are many reasons why people tend to hide the truth. Carmen Hall Soruco, 70, and her husband Antonio Soruco, 75, both of Novato, Calif., hid the truth about their workers compensation fraud scheme because they wanted to avoid being punished and be rewarded...

Smile, You’ve Just Been Busted for Fraud

It’s amusing to see the mug shots of people who have been caught in a crime. They are all smiles, like they are proud of their illegal deeds. (They tend to look a little different after their sentence is handed down though.) A former...

Information at Her Fingertips

No one likes a fraudster, but ones who use the identities of the disabled really move into the lowest category of despicable. Tamara Manuel, of Vallejo CA was sentenced, on June 16th, 2022, for carrying out a fraudulent scheme that involved stealing the identities of...

Tarnished Golden Rule

With Southern California home to some of the nation’s priciest real estate, it seems that construction companies could make a handsome profit without stooping to fraud. But evidently a Simi Valley contractor wanted lower workers compensation insurance premiums—so he just defrauded the State Compensation...

The Race to Defraud

Unfortunately, there are some disability recipients who illegally use their benefit checks to fund a lifestyle that includes questionable extracurricular activities. An article published by The Middletown Press follows the story of a woman, who collected disability benefits from an on-the-job injury and then...

Fraudster Flunk Out

Most people like to get things for free, but an article posted on MassLive.com tells about a former Massachusetts university employee who takes the concept of free to a new, lower level. This particular young adult was not entirely happy with just receiving a...
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