Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Doctor Takes His Cut

Medicare can cover in-home health care services when patients are confined to their homes due to illness or injury. The goal is to provide medical care that is just as effective but more convenient and ideally less expensive than hospital care. Not so when...

American Dollars or Canadian Bacon?

It seems that a group of Canadians, who conspired with a California convict to cheat the United States government out of nearly $10 million dollars in federal income tax refunds, aren't going to be heading over the border for french fries and gravy anytime...

From Russia with Fraud

A guilty plea is supposed to mean taking responsibility for committing a crime. Yet the Sun-Sentinel reports that a Florida woman was still grappling with her own culpability at her sentencing hearing. She had already pleaded guilty to bribing federal and state employees, enabling...

A Big Catch in the Big Easy

Listen to this Story How many fraudulent Medicare claims is too many? (The correct answer should be only one.) According to The Advocate, two doctors and one nurse employed by a New Orleans area home healthcare business submitted approximately...

Alert to Looted Treasures

Listen to this Story Antiquities dealers who sell exotic works often acquire them from other countries. Collectors can write off the value of paintings that they donate to museums on their taxes. But what happens when dealers smuggle stolen...

License to Steal

Listen to this Story The exam for U.S. Certified Public Accountants is designed to ''protect the public interest by helping to ensure that only qualified individuals become licensed.'' According to the Miami Herald, a South Florida accountant took advantage of her position as a CPA...

Like Frauder Like Daughter

Listen to this Story In less time than it takes to get a college degree, the self-taught swindlers of today's ''Fraud of the Day'' learned to commit a massive tax refund fraud conspiracy involving false education credits. AL.com tells the story of a father and...

Anything Fraud Worth Doing…

Listen to this Story. Some people simply don't know their limits. They might be trying too hard, not knowing when to quit or biting off more than they can chew. Two fraudsters who exemplify this behavior were the recent subjects of a New Haven Register...

A Little Adds Up

Listen to this Story Some people can't resist temptation. For the owners of a Lithonia, Ga., a trucking company, their fatal temptation was the very receipts their successful business received. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that between 2005 and...

Pen Pal

Prison can get pretty lonely. Even though conditions within the prison system can be quite adverse, many incarcerated individuals cope by studying to further their education, writing articles or stories or adopting a pen pal. (There are many websites that claim to match prisoners...
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