Thursday, December 2, 2021

Operation Rubber Stamp

Fraud schemes involving telemedicine have become increasingly common as more people turn to virtual health services. The Department of Justice has conducted several nationwide takedowns of fraudulent telemedicine rings which have attempted to defraud patients and abuse the healthcare system. Most recently, more than 30...

Across State Lines

Medicaid is a state-based insurance program meant to help cover medical costs for those with less income and financial resources. Unfortunately, Medicaid is also one of the largest targets of healthcare fraud throughout the country.  Current Georgia resident Markuetric Stringfellow has pleaded guilty to federal...

COVID Feature: Unforeseen Consequences

To the dismay of all employees, there is no such thing as guaranteed job security. At the end of the day, businesses do what they need to do to stay financially secure and sometimes that means letting employees go. An unfortunate side effect of...

COVID Feature: Employee Causes $100,000+ Loss

In the coming days, weeks, and months, you can be certain that there will be many attempts to commit different types of COVID-19 related fraud. (Fraudsters are always looking for new and innovative reasons to steal money or government benefits and the current pandemic...

Clear Line of Sight

Opticians are eye wear professionals who help customers find the perfect pair of prescription eyeglasses and ensure they fit properly. There is a set of specific knowledge and skills that one must possess to become an Optician. Being skilled in identity theft fraud is...

Brazen

An Atlanta man has been sentenced to 11 years in federal prison for leading a fraud ring across the Southeast that netted $2.5 million in fraudulent Medicaid payments. Prosecutors say Matthew Harrell, 44, was the brains behind a four-person criminal ring that stole Medicaid information...

Mayor Tricks Public with Workers’ Comp Fraud

Stealing from public insurance programs is a crime against society’s most vulnerable people. When a public official – especially an elected official – defrauds public programs, the betrayal is that much greater. That was the case with a Georgia mayor who pleaded guilty in December...

Meaningful Consequences

Medicaid providers who steal from the government healthcare program by billing for services they don’t deliver eventually face severe consequences for committing Medicaid fraud. That is the message received (loud and clear, might I add) from federal prosecutors in Georgia who recently won major...

Fraud Intervention

The point of an intervention is to disrupt how something is being done so that change can occur. If done properly, interventions can help with alcohol or substance abuse, unruly adolescents, distressed families or children with severe emotional disturbances. The owner of a Fayetteville, Georgia organization...

Mental Anguish

It’s deplorable when a mental health services business takes advantage of vulnerable patients to make a profit. That’s exactly what happened in today’s “Fraud of the Day” case which involves the co-owners of a Henry County, Georgia mental health services business. They committed Medicaid...
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