Friday, December 2, 2022

The Irony of Multi-tasking

Multi-taskers take pride in getting multiple things done all at the same time. (The goal is efficiency, but ironically, you end up with additional time to do even more things. It's a vicious cycle.) An article posted on RadioIowa.com tells the story of a...

Spilt Milk

Are you familiar with the saying, ''There's no use in crying over spilled milk?'' The bottom line is, crying won't ''unspill'' the milk. Many fraudsters seem to shed a couple tears when they are facing a judge who is ready to sentence them for...

Prisoners and Deceased Need Not Apply

In order to qualify for unemployment benefits it is required to prove in that application that one is able to work, available to work and actively seeking work. But that criteria doesn’t stop fraudsters from filing for benefits. The state of Iowa recently released...

Golden Ticket

A driver's license is the golden ticket that allows you to prove positive identity, gain employment, operate a vehicle and enjoy other privileges within the United States. A story posted on KMBC.com tells about a Kansas driver's license examiner who is accused of issuing...

Serial (and Possibly Cereal) Fraudster

Forrest Gump felt life was like a box of chocolates, but some crooks find fraud to be like a potato chip—try one and you just can’t stop. That seemed to be the experience of Tykeese McCray of Iowa. Back in 2011, McCray completed an...

Every Minute Counts

Every minute counts when it comes to submitting claims to government healthcare programs. A primary care doctor in Webster City, Iowa was quick to tally the minutes he spent with his patients at multiple nursing facilities (and multiply that number by seven). After nearly...

Let’s Be Reasonable

An Iowa ear, nose, and throat doctor facing allegations of false Medicaid claims for endoscopic sinus surgeries contends that “reasonable people can disagree about the best medical options.” (But how reasonable it is to disagree on 115 medical procedures from one physician in one...

Credit Union Catches Criminal

Jerry Johnson, 54, of Webster City, Iowa, was sentenced to federal prison for using his credit union bank account to obtain unemployment insurance money he did not qualify for. (He had this great idea to scam as many states as possible since their unemployment...

Supplementing Fraud

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are intended to help eligible disadvantaged people who have little or no income meet basic needs for food, clothing and shelter. An article published by The Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier details how an Iowa woman lied about her living...

Family Isn’t Always Forever

Donald Glenn Connor of Fort Dodge, Iowa was sentenced to ten months in prison after stealing more than $15,000 in Social Security benefits. He pleaded guilty in February to one count of representative payee fraud. Connor applied to become the representative payee, someone the Social...
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