Thursday, August 11, 2022

Vamanos – “Let’s Go!”

A Florida man awaiting trial for allegedly submitting more than $4 million USD in fraudulent health-care claims was detained on a jet ski as he tried to flee to Cuba. U.S. Federal prosecutors are accusing Ernesto Cruz Graveran of submitting $4.2 million USD in bogus...

Same Story, Different Day

Just as the acclaimed movie Groundhog Day portrays a monotonous, unpleasant, and repetitive situation, the growing number of articles about COVID-19 fraud related to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is becoming rather tedious to sort through. While the stories we see each day may...

Broke and Homeless

Those within the nursing profession take the ‘Nightingale Pledge’ swearing to adhere to a code of ethics that states they will never knowingly cause harm to someone in their care. One Florida- based nursing assistant has been accused of disregarding her pledge so she...

Complex Situation

A typical workers’ compensation fraud case either involves a worker who fakes an injury to receive benefits, an employee who double dips by working another job while collecting benefits, or an employer who fails to pay insurance premiums. Today’s case involves a Vero Beach, Florida man...

Dirty Laundry

Everyone has ''dirty laundry'' that they would prefer others not to know about. I'm not talking about grass stains on your whites, but secrets that need to stay ''in the vault'' so to speak. An article in eNews Park Forest discusses how...

COVID Feature: The Fraud That Broke the Chiropractor’s Back

People visit chiropractors when their spine is out of alignment or there is something wrong with their musculoskeletal system. The general expectation is to leave the chiropractor feeling better after an adjustment, not to be robbed and left thousands of dollars in debt. (That...

Take Off the White Coat

A Florida doctor has pleaded guilty to more than 50 counts of healthcare fraud after admitting to actively deceiving patients and performing unnecessary medical procedures. (Not exactly an area in which you want to be an overachiever.) Dr. Moses de-Graft Johnson, who is a...

Accountability

Fraudsters don't generally like to be held accountable for their illegal actions. (They like to get away with as much as they can, regardless of the impact it has on their victims.) An article published in the South Florida Business Journal follows an industrious...

The Stigma of Fraud

People who struggle with mental health issues not only have to deal with the symptoms and disabilities that come along with the diagnosis, but also with the stigma that is placed upon them by society. Even though there are a wide variety of...

COVID Feature: In for a Penny, In for a Pound

The government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in March 2020 to provide financial assistance to those who were impacted by COVID-19. Fraudsters have since used the nation’s vulnerability to take advantage of the programs and resources authorized by the...
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