Sunday, January 29, 2023

Campaign Contributions

Nicholas Jones is not the first fraudster to run for political office. But he might be the first one to use COVID-19 pandemic aid to fund his campaign! Apparently, this is exactly what he did upon receiving his funds from a Paycheck Protection Program...

Liar’s Lottery

Jenna Nichole Castaneda, 30, of Twin Falls, Idaho hit the government benefits jackpot when she knowingly lied about her husband’s income to the Social Security Administration (SSA). She didn’t do it just one time. It happened on multiple occasions between 2013 and 2018. As a...

Slowly but Surely

Scott Alexander Laney, 38, of Boise, Id., was sentenced for his role in a healthcare and aggravated identity theft fraud scheme that defrauded Medicare and Idaho Medicaid out of thousands of dollars. Laney’s scheme centered around the fraudulent delivery and payment of urine drug...

Chameleons

Fraudsters are everywhere just waiting to find vulnerabilities to exploit in the lives of their unsuspecting victims. Today’s fraudster is an Idaho woman who worked as an officer manager for a skilled nursing facility in Boise for many years without anyone suspecting that she...

Phishing For Information

A scam email is attempting to fool recipients into disclosing their Social Security information. At first glance, the email appears to come from the Social Security Administration. An Idaho resident, who has chosen to remain anonymous to protect his and his wife’s privacy, disclosed...

Someone Dropped the Ball

Home health or personal care aides provide personal care services such as meal planning and food preparation, companionship, medication management, transportation, bathing and dressing services to individuals who are ill, injured or disabled, elderly or fragile in general. (On average, Medicaid pays caregivers $8 - $14 per...

Not a Coincidence

A judge has ordered a Canyon County man to complete three years of probation as part of his sentence for stealing approximately $13,000 in Medicaid payments by illegally billing Idaho for medical services regarding an adopted son.

Full Disclosure

When applying for welfare or any government benefits in general, it's extremely important to tell the truth when filling out the application forms. If any deliberate misstatements are made or there is a failure to reveal information that would determine a person's eligibility for...

Hungry for Fraud

As senior citizens age, it becomes harder to prepare nutritious meals, especially if living on a limited budget. Fortunately, Medicaid provides home-delivered meals to qualified beneficiaries. An article posted on MagicValley.com details the story of an Idaho-based, Medicaid-certified home-delivery meal provider that is in...
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