Thursday, March 4, 2021

It Adds Up

Peru resident Tina D. Collins, 45, pled guilty to unemployment insurance fraud in Miami County Superior Court 2. Through the use of agency records, an Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) employee began an investigation and determined that Collins was working and receiving wages while claiming unemployment insurance benefits.

Lousy Work Ethic

A nurse in Indiana who apparently didn’t want to go to work is now spending time in jail for committing Medicaid fraud. The Marion County woman was charged with nine felonies–eight counts of forgery and one count of theft—after an investigation found that she submitted...

No Walking Allowed

Healthcare fraud is often misconstrued as a victimless crime, but the truth is that it impacts the most vulnerable members of society who rely on the services provided by government healthcare programs. Michael Wilson and Jacqueline Podell of Winamac, Indiana are two individuals who...

No Cash Back

People pickpocket packs of gum, pairs of earrings, and other small things from retailers thinking it’s a harmless crime without consequences. Petty theft itself is not to be condoned, but the even larger problem is how easily people escalate from petty theft to full-fledged...

My Evil Twin Did It

TheIndyChannel.com recently featured a story about a former state worker who, when accused of defrauding the government of $15,000, blamed it on her evil twin. Seriously... I can't make this stuff up. According to the story, a former employee of the Indiana Department of...

Job + Unemployment Benefits = Fraud

It's a good day to have a job. If you know someone who has lost a job – and chances are you do – or have been in that situation yourself, you know what I mean. The most immediate impact of being unemployed, of...

Baltimore Takes Proactive Stance – Strips Tax Credits from 2,157 Homes

Baltimore is leading the charge against improper payments, asking the state to strip $1.3 million worth of tax credits from more than 2,000 homes. The tax credits were supposed to go to those living in their homes, but these ''homes'' might better be...

A Place Like Home

I find a bit of truth in the statement? ''There is no place like home.'? There is an inherent sense of comfort associated with your home; whether it's the familiar smell or just a comfy couch. For some, the idea of home is broken;...

Temp Job Leads One to Rob

In order for temporary workers to function effectively, they often must be given the same access and responsibilities as regular employees. But the damage can be far from temporary when one of them takes advantage of the situation. In January, the Indy Star reported...

Child Care Fraud Allegations – Not Child’s Play

Most parents share a common need? child care. But while the need for the service may be the same, parents' ability to pay for it may differ dramatically. In fact, some parents are caught in a bind – they need to work, but they...
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