Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Fraud of the Day Care

Listen to this Story Parents have to consider many factors when evaluating child care providers. Now add screening for fraudulent welfare collection to the list. (As if there aren't enough stressors over entrusting the care of one's children to...

Guest Writer: Kimberly Little

Taking a Closer Look at Identities Do you know anyone who has had their identity stolen? The chances are that you or someone you know has fallen victim to this rapidly growing crime. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported that identity theft...

Fraud Hurts Everyone

Committing unemployment fraud is a crime and it hurts everyone. (It drives up taxes for businesses and law-abiding taxpayers, while preventing those who really deserve the financial aid from getting it.) An article posted on WBIW.com details the State of Indiana's recent success in...

To Prospective Unemployment Fraudsters in Indiana: Go Elsewhere

Those of you who read my commentary on a regular basis know that the goal is to highlight how fraud is perpetrated, so that those of you in government who work on the front lines fighting it every day will be able to recognize...

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.

Lying is a Disaster

Sometimes we get a hunch when someone is lying. Perhaps it's life experience or intuition that raises caution; regardless of the reason, that gut feeling can often help us to be a bit cautious of someone's words. Even better than a hunch is the...

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...

Too Many Snacks?

Most working parents depend on third-party child care. Finding the right daycare, babysitter, nanny or after school program can be tricky. Parents are looking for a safe environment for their kids to learn and grow. They may wonder about the child to instructor ratio...

It’s a Good Day

It’s always a good day when a company that is alleged to have committed Medicaid fraud comes to a settlement with the government that doesn’t involve jail time. An Indiana-based dental company that operated nine practices and a Kansas-based company that provided administrative support...

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...
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