Friday, February 26, 2021

Retired from Fraud

In California, when an employee retires while receiving workers’ compensation benefits, his or her employer must still pay for all medical expenses related to the injury. (If that person is still injured, that is.) A retired employee of a Livingston-based poultry processing plant took...

Trust, But Verify

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on a press release entitled, “Salinas woman guilty of welfare fraud,” published by The Californian. A Salinas woman defrauded $3,811 from the Monterey County Department of Social Services by using personal documents of a neighbor who was deported.

Worst Case Scenario

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” article is sobering because it is an example of a worst case scenario of what happens when a business owner neglects to carry workers’ compensation insurance. The owner of a California construction company that helped fight back the Soberanes...

COVID Feature: Not A Pretty Picture

The federal government has doled out billions of dollars in COVID-19 economic stimulus funding and is coming down hard on those who try to defraud the program – even a Hollywood movie producer. FBI agents arrested former Aviron Pictures Chairman William Sadleir for wire fraud,...

Colorado Tries to Recoup the $305 Million They Paid in Excess Jobless Claims

Newsmax reports that ''Colorado is working to recover the whopping $305 million in improper payments it made from the state's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, primarily to unemployment claimants — from 2008 through 2010.'' According to the article, the problem first came to Colorado's attention in...

Homewrecker

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Tony Rackauckas announced a shutdown of a $40 million fraudulent medical billing and kickback operation with the filing of charges against more than two dozen doctors, pharmacists and business owners.

Biding Time

While fraudsters are generally selfish and greedy people, they tend to be very patient when orchestrating a scam. A San Francisco Bay area resident bided his time while secretly working to steal a quarter of a million dollars in an unemployment insurance fraud scheme. (Fortunately, the...

Sending a Strong Message

We've heard of drug rings and prostitution rings, but child care rings? Yes...they exist too. According to The Mercury News, a California man was found guilty of six counts of perjury and five counts of grand theft in connection with a case involving home-based...

Workers’ Compensation Fraud Doesn’t Pay

Every once in a while, employees are injured on the job. Sometimes, the injuries result from a particular incident, such as a box in a store room falling on an employee's foot. Other times, the cause may be more subtle, like an injury resulting...

Alternate Personality

There is nothing like coming across a person who is two-faced. Don't you hate it when someone acts one way in front of you, but is a completely different person behind your back? Not surprisingly, this is a common occurrence with fraudsters, who often...
- Advertisement -

Get Your Fraud Fix!

Five days a week wake up to the most current fraud article in your inbox.