Friday, January 21, 2022

Name Game

'If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.'' While it is a great sentiment to take to heart, somebody should have told today's fraudster that it doesn't apply to stealing from the government. The U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia, released an...

Memories Live On

When faced with death, it's hard to say goodbye to a loved one. But, survivors can be comforted by good memories of their dearly departed through pictures and personal items. A former New Jersey man continued to be reminded of his deceased wife each...

Family Charged with Public Assistance Fraud and Grand Theft

Talk about a family that ''Frauds'' together..? A Palm Beach County Sheriff's Corrections deputy, along with her mother and stepfather, are accused of trying to defraud the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Belle Glade Housing Authority out of more than $100,000. On top...

Oh My Aching Back

Medicare does not cover the costs of massage therapy; however, it does pay for physical therapy when deemed medically necessary. The operator of several Los Angeles County rehabilitation clinics tried to skirt around Medicare's explicit rules in this area by claiming his patients had...

Taking a Gamble

To participate in Medicare fraud is to take a huge gamble. The odds of winning are not great as a former owner and manager of three Florida home health agencies can testify. The Medicare Strike Force successfully prosecuted him for his role in a...

Taking A Chance

The patients received kickbacks for visiting the clinics where they took sleep and stress tests that were administered by unlicensed and unsupervised personnel. (So people who didn’t know what they were doing gave tests that were not needed. That’s a bit scary.) The two...

Doc Robbin’

Does stealing from insurance carriers to keep an ailing medical practice afloat really classify as ''Robin Hood''-type behavior? According to The Record, a judge who compared a New Jersey doctor to the English folk hero also sentenced the offender to multiple years in prison,...

Freewheeling Fraud

Today's fraud offers a lesson for all the soon-to-be high school and college graduates: Carefully choose your opportunities to prove your worth in the workplace. (In plain language: Don't let a bad boss turn you into a fraudster.) The Standard-Examiner reports that the owner...

Double Trouble

Among fraudsters, the most dangerous perpetrators are those who have a professional familiarity with the system they are trying to defraud. The latest example of those who see fraud as just business as usual comes to us via a press release from the U.S....

Soldiers Feel Financial Burden of Tax Refund Fraud

Today we have an example of a woman who stole and exploited soldiers' identities to make a quick buck. (Well, $65,356.84, to be exact.) According to a press release published by the U.S. Attorney's office, a Maryland woman abused her access to soldiers' personally...
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