Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Using Groceries for Personal Gain

Russel Leroy Dotson, Jr., 63, of Jacksonville, Fla., and his wife, Maria Luisa Dotson, 66, have been sentenced after conspiring to commit wire fraud against the U.S Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Dotson couple owned two Asmarina Food Mart locations in...

More Than a Dime a Dozen

The idiom ''A Dime a Dozen'' refers to something that is easy to come by or common. It could also refer to the price of a dozen eggs way back in the 19th century, but today's reference for the expression points to one bad...

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...

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...

Identity Shopping Spree

When you think about a shopping spree, you usually envision a carefree outing to the mall where a lot of money is spent on things you may or may not need. (The term tends to have a negative connotation because it is associated with...

A Story of Medicaid Fraud

Once upon a time, there was a woman named Elizabeth Storey, who owned and operated North Florida Mental Health (NFMH), a counseling center in Tallahassee, Fla. She employed a woman named Stephanie Lynn Fleming, who was a licensed mental health counselor. Together, these two...

Poorly Constructed Fraud Gets Razed

Gregorio Jose Fuentes-Zelaya and Dennis Alexander Barahona of Jacksonville, Fla., concocted a scheme that included payroll tax evasion and workers’ compensation fraud. They established phony shell construction companies and obtained workers’ compensation insurance policies for a few fake employees. They then “rented” the insurance to...

Zig vs. Zag

Have you ever zigged when you should have zagged? It implies that you made a bad decision or choice and you took the wrong ''fork in the road'' so to speak. A story posted on News4Jax.com details the bad choices made by a Jacksonville...

Fraudulent in Florida

Boca Raton, Fla., resident Nathan LaParl was sentenced to three years of probation by a U.S. District Court judge for his role in a deplorable multi-million-dollar Medicare fraud scheme. LaParl, 34, worked with an accomplice to sell Medicare patients’ personal and medical information, obtained...

Eligible for Prison

Nathan LaParl, 34, of Boca Raton, Fla., recently pleaded guilty to one count of receiving kickbacks in connection with a federal health care program and one count of violating the HIPAA statute. LaParl was involved in a durable medical equipment (DME) fraud scheme that...
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