Wednesday, January 19, 2022

More Than Just a Toothache

Many people have a fear of visiting the dentist. (That's why sedation dentistry is so popular.) It's not because they don't like their dentist, it's just that anything involving drills, needles and pain are not on top of anyone's bucket list. An article in...

Not Halloween

A traffic light, a cartoon character, a hotdog: the options for Halloween costumes are endless, really. You simply have to use your noodle. Costumes and impersonations make sense at Halloween, but what about the rest of the year? According to PortChesterPatch.com one man thought...

Nothing New Under the Sun

Skin cancer can be life threatening. (Obviously, that is why it's important to use sunscreen and cover up when outside to protect your skin from the sun's dangerous rays.) An article published in The Vero Beach Press Journal shows that there is really nothing...

Don’t Even Try It

Tricare covers the cost of compounded drugs, which are a combination of two or more drugs prepared by a pharmacist for a patient’s individual needs. (Of course, the compounded medication needs to be medically necessary to qualify for Tricare coverage.) Jonah Miller, 48, of...

Buyer’s Regret

Have you ever had buyer's regret? Perhaps you bought into a scam on the infomercial – the one that sold you a gadget that promised to do what no other gadget could. When you opened the box, after making three payments of some unnecessary...

Fraud Spices Up Used Cars on Blanding Boulevard

It's not easy selling used cars, especially when you consider the reputation that most used-car salesmen have for being...well, used-car salesman. So it may come as no surprise that a used car salesman on Blanding Boulevard (I'm not making that name up) might have...

COVID Feature: No One Else to Blame

Today’s fraudster has no one to blame but himself if he is convicted of fraud. Carlos Belone, 37, of Coconut Creek, Florida is charged with wire and healthcare fraud along with making false statements to a financial institution. Belone, who owns R&S Pharmacy, allegedly...

Florida Inmate Accused of Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

Some people go to prison, repay their debt to society and are rehabilitated. Unfortunately, that isn't always the case. I've written before about instances in which fraudsters orchestrate fraud (e.g., unemployment fraud, tax refund fraud) from behind bars. And, that's what's alleged by prosecutors...

Cash, Check or Food Stamps

'Operation Meal Ticket'' includes a 21 oz. beverage, French fries, and a gender-neutral toy. Oh, and 53 individuals facing fraud and/or drug charges related to misuse of Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBTs) cards. Okay, that's a little of a play on words, but...

Eroding Trust

There's no doubt that fraud erodes trust, especially when it involves our nation's most vulnerable citizens. An article posted on WTSP.com tells about the charges filed against a woman who allegedly stole the identity of at least 10 patients who lived at the assisted-living...
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