Thursday, December 1, 2022

History Repeats Itself

History tends to repeat itself. While many fraudsters can learn from their mistakes, there are some who often return to old patterns of behavior. A Connecticut man who was gainfully employed by a restaurant, repeated his mistake from a decade earlier and tried to...

The End of a Fraudulent Career

Not all crimes lead to time behind bars. But, the alternative punishment for defrauding a government healthcare benefits program can be as equally devastating to the perpetrator’s life as jail. Today’s fraudster is a Stamford, Connecticut dentist who agreed to a settlement that resolves...

Riddle Of The Day

“Riddle of the day:” What does a fraudster do while waiting to be sentenced for committing fraud? Answer: Commit another fraud of course! Or at least that is what Nicole Steiner, from Stratford, Connecticut did after she pled guilty to Medicaid fraud in 2021....

From Soup to Workers Comp Fraud

Correction Officers have a tough job. They are responsible for keeping incarcerated individuals safe, whether in jail, at a work release or drug treatment center, or in any other type of correctional facility. Hoai Le, 49, of West Hartford, Conn., was allegedly injured while...

The Reality of the REAL ID

Adrian Joseph of St. Lucia has been living the life in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The life of someone else. For twenty years! The individual, whose identity Joseph used, informed the government that his identity documents were stolen in the late 1990s. But that didn’t stop...

Teamwork

Defrauding takes teamwork. Today’s fraudster from Bridgeport, Connecticut teamed up with other unscrupulous individuals (and that’s putting it nicely) to steal the Medicaid provider numbers of two licensed healthcare providers. One co-conspirator contributed the personally identifiable information of more than 100 Medicaid clients from...

Filing False Claims Leads to Court Cases

The U.S. Justice Department—and, specifically, U.S. attorneys in Connecticut—are cracking down on Medicaid fraud from healthcare providers who file false claims. In the latest case, a Waterbury licensed professional counselor in children’s behavioral health, has entered into a civil settlement with federal authorities to reimburse...

Feeling Needed

Khatija Khan says she started her company with good intentions, in 2014, to provide services to immigrants involved in filing with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). But it became apparent her main intention was to commit fraud by swindling immigrants seeking help with the...

Stuck with the Bill

Group homes provide a place where a small number of unrelated individuals, who need care, support, or supervision, can live together while receiving assistance. Those support services can include help with cooking, cleaning, shopping, personal care, mental health counseling services, financial management, personal relationships,...

Fraud Patrol

State troopers are entrusted with patrolling highways and interstates as well as promoting the general safety of the public. (Being deceitful and putting their own interests above the welfare of others are not traits typically associated with the profession.) Kevin Moore, a Connecticut State...
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