Thursday, December 8, 2022

Not So Easily Fooled

Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers are responsible for a considerable part of healthcare fraud, including overbilling or billing insurance for services that are never provided. (Isn’t it ironic and sad that the people whom the public trusts to help them stay healthy are...

The Dangling Carrot

Listen to this Story There are lots of ways to motivate action. Incentives, such as cash or luxury items, can definitely encourage people to perform better. (Dangling an expensive ''carrot'' in front of some people can motivate them to...

What a Sham

A sham is something that is not what it appears to be. It's usually required to commit fraud. The Courier-Journal reports on the owners of two bogus medical supply companies who tried to bilk Medicare of approximately $4 million in fraudulent claims....

Over and Above

Fraudsters are in business to make as much money as quickly as possible. Therefore, it is highly unlikely that they would submit claims to a government health care program undercharging for services. The owners of a non-emergency medical transport company went over and above...

We’re On a Mission For Fraud

Classic line from John Belushi, as “Joliet” Jake Blues, to his brother Elwood Blues, played by Dan Akroyd, in the 1980 movie Blues Brothers - “Well thank you pal! The day I get out of prison, my own brother picks me up in a...

Threatening Fraud

The Sovereign Citizen Movement includes anti-government extremists who reside in the United States but believe they do not have to answer to any U.S. government authority. Sovereign citizens are not known for paying their taxes (So, I guess we're just supposed to pay their...

Pointing the Finger

An article in the Post-Tribune reports that an Illinois couple purportedly used government funding to purchase a restaurant and when caught by authorities, tried to pin the blame on the former owners. (Have you heard the saying that when you point the finger at...

Stealing as a Full-time Occupation

Katrina Pierce, a South Side Chicago woman, could very well fall into the “stealing as a full-time occupation” category. She has been charged for obtaining dozens of death certificates for young Chicago murder victims, posing as their relative. Pierce purportedly used the stolen identities...

Fraud Disabled

The Home Services Program under the Illinois Department of Human Services provides in-home personal care services to individuals who are severely disabled. The program, which aims to keep people as independent as possible, offers numerous service options including personal assistants (PA), maintenance home health...

Money Talks

Many people have strong principles and would never dream of compromising their values when presented with an opportunity to make a lot of money through fraudulent means. Then there are others who would leap at the opportunity to make a quick buck or a...
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