Saturday, April 17, 2021

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...

Paybacks for Kickbacks

Some fraudsters seek to get rich by filing false claims with insurance companies, thinking they are only hurting a big corporation, rather than stealing from individuals. What they may not realize is that health insurance fraud causes premiums to go up and benefits to...

You’ve Tested Positive for Fraud

Modern medicinal technology has developed rapidly to the point where one can now determine their heritage, muscle composition, taste preferences, likeliness to develop diseases and more based on genetic testing. Unfortunately, some medical companies will do anything to sell their genetic tests, including defrauding...

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.

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...

More Chips Fall in Pacific Hospital Fraud Case

Uncovering fraud against government programs is sometimes like peeling an onion, exposing layer after layer of impropriety from people trying to get rich off others’ misfortune. Such is the case with the on-going adjudication of a medical and workers’ compensation fraud ring tied to Pacific...

Fraud Bites

One of the first rules that any kid learns in school is “don’t bite.” Maybe another important directive would be “don’t bite the teacher.” A full-time special education aide assistant in Los Angeles alleged that one of her students bit her finger, leaving her...

Taking Advantage of the Worker

A San Diego-based fraud ring cheated the California workers’ compensation system and private insurance companies out of more than $200 million in a massive Workers Compensation fraud effort. Disregarding all oaths of ethics, dozens of doctors, lawyers and medical service providers conspired...

Incentivized

Incentivizing is all about getting as much out of a mutually beneficial relationship as possible. Parents can incentivize children to make good grades by dangling the proverbial carrot of $20 for every “A” they make. Employers can promise an extra day off or provide...

Sleep Study Fraudster Gets a $2.75M Wake-Up Call

Sleep studies are essential to properly diagnosing and treating sleep issues that can lead to serious medical problems like diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, and stroke. (Doctors use the study results to properly prescribe treatment so sleep deprived individuals can get the rest they...
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