Friday, December 2, 2022

Overstaying Your Welcome

Fraudsters tend to think that sham marriages are an easy path to gaining U.S. Citizenship. As evidenced by the actions of two immigrants from Trinidad and a pastor and Army sergeant from Colorado, that is not so. Participating in a sham marriage usually leads...

If You Can’t Fake It, Steal It

The better law enforcement and government agencies get at preventing scams, the more devious and inventive the crooks become. (A twisted variant on “no good deed goes unpunished.”) So it was that the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) found that their successful...

Fraud Trifecta

A Colorado physician has been charged with theft in connection with health care, theft of government property, wire fraud, and making a false statement in connection with a bankruptcy proceeding—all in the course of allegedly stealing nearly $300,000 from three different COVID relief programs....

Spineless Fraudsters

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides monetary allowances, vocational training and rehabilitation, and VA-financed health care benefits to Korea and Vietnam Veterans' birth children who have been diagnosed with spina bifida, a malformation of the vertebrae in the spine that exposes the spinal...

The Wrong Words

The “About” section of today’s fraudster’s business website states that, “She had discovered a unique and impactful way to empower people and change their lives for the better.” (It should really read, “She used her patients to change her life for the better, not...

A Lack of Durability

Some healthcare fraud schemes are simple and involve a singular physician overcharging Medicare in an attempt to pocket reimbursements for a few patients. Other frauds, like today’s case, are more complex and involve a multitude of conspirators attempting to defraud many Medicare beneficiaries. Jessica Jones,...

Diapers for Disability Benefits

According to Wednesday by Custard, a British digital marketing company, seventy five percent of people on social media admit to lying about themselves online. Zachary Barton is one of the twenty five percent who are truthful on social media. However, in his real life,...
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