Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Stealing from Babies

It’s hard to imagine how people can steal food from the mouths of disadvantaged babies and their mothers, but it happens. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, for Women, Infants and Children, also known as WIC, is a $6.3...

Good People vs. Bad People

What makes someone a good person vs. a bad person? Good people are usually trustworthy, responsible, generous, polite, kind to others and honest.  Bad people tend to be selfish, irresponsible, deceptive and have a sense of entitlement. Despite attempting to steal $4.5 million from the Supplemental...

Putting Fraud to Bed

According to the American Sleep Association (ASA), between 50 and 70 million adults in the U.S. have a sleep disorder. The former owner of multiple sleep study clinics in Maryland and Northern Virginia capitalized on those statistics by causing a loss of more than...

With This Ring, I Defraud Thee

One of the easiest ways for an immigrant to become a lawful resident of the United States is to marry an American citizen. While there are many immigrants who find their true love in the “Land of the Free and the Home of the...

Engineering Fraud

Criminals go to great lengths to engineer fraud schemes that are undetectable. The owner of a Honolulu, Hawaii-based engineering services firm and his accountant carried out what they thought to be a well-designed plan to divert money that was intended for federal employment and income taxes...

Loud and Clear

The False Claims Act (FCA) came about in 1863 when Congress became concerned that suppliers serving the Union Army during the Civil War were defrauding the Army. At that time, the FCA required any person who knowingly submitted false claims to the government to pay $2,000...

Brace Yourself

Medical equipment supply companies depend on doctor referrals for a steady stream of business. Today, we take a look at the former CEO of a Brentwood, Tennessee-based pain management clinic who provided many referrals to the head of a local medical supply company in exchange...

Two Peas in a Fraud Pod

A man who previously served as a police officer in New York has been convicted of committing Social Security disability fraud and tax evasion. The man from Campbell Hall, New York, who claimed to be disabled, double dipped by collecting $1.6 million from working...

The Facets of Fraud

This article is about a physician who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud for his role in an approximately $19 million Medicare fraud scheme involving three Detroit area providers.

Above the Law

Fraudsters tend to think they are above the law. That’s why they plot ways to carry out illegal schemes that fatten their bank accounts without regard for the people and organizations that they victimize. (Well, I have news for them. They are not.) A...
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