Thursday, December 2, 2021

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...

The Old Switcheroo

A confidence trick or game is a deceptive tactic where an individual attempts to gain the trust of a victim by taking advantage of the human psyche. A Bristol, Connecticut social services business owner took advantage of her psychotherapy patients and their psyches by...

Not So Happy Family

Wali Muhammad, 46, of Connecticut has been sentenced for Medicaid Fraud. Between 2010 and 2019, he owned and operated Happy Family Clinical Services LLC, a mental health and social services agency located in New Haven since 2014. (I’m guessing his family is not so...

Guest Writer: Dale Ziegler

The Unemployment Insurance (UI) program is a federal-state partnership that has been in existence for over 70 years. Here are the key players: The Federal government – collects the Federal Unemployment Insurance Tax and funds the states costs of operating the system, and oversees state...

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...

Thank You for Not Frauding

The history of “buttlegging,” or cigarette smuggling, is unfortunately rather established on the east coast of the US. The practice has commonly been used by organized crime and terrorist organizations to defraud the government of money and raise illicit funds. In fact,...

Ready, Willing and Able to Defraud

Unemployment benefits are intended to provide temporary financial assistance to people who are eligible to work, but have lost their job through no fault of their own. Beneficiaries of this program are usually American citizens, but non-permanent residents who have lost their jobs...

Karma Bites

The idea of karma is a beautiful thing: violence begets violence, what goes around comes around. It's comforting to know that maybe, just maybe, what you do earlier in life will contribute to your happiness (or unhappiness) later in life. Luckily...

Unhelpful Helping Hands

The Helping Hands Academy in Connecticut was supposed to provide applied behavior analysis for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Instead, the business owner and a phony “behavior analyst” conspired to defraud Medicaid (while victimizing families and patients with subpar services). Medicaid requires that...

Schemers are Dreamers

The primary function of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Scheme Development Center (SDC) is to detect suspicious criminal activity involving tax and related financial investigations and to assemble information on the suspected individuals and entities involved. (One of their responsibilities is to investigate tax...
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