Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Turning a Blind Eye

A Kansas couple has been sentenced after fraudulently boosting their Social Security benefits. Addison Lewis, 41, and Brandi Lewis, 38, of Hutchinson, were deceptive about a medical condition, which led them to commit Social Security fraud. Addison Lewis deceived the federal government by misrepresenting his...

Missing Children

The looming shortfall in the Social Security trust fund means that fraudsters who get benefits they’re not entitled to not only steal from taxpayers, but they also potentially rob future recipients of benefits they’ve worked decades to obtain. Of course, that’s no concern to...

The Only One in the World

You’d probably expect a company with a name like Global Network Corporation to have a sizable staff. Or at least a staff, but Kansas “entrepreneur,” Clifford Townsend, allegedly applied for a real Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan for a seemingly imaginary business. PPP loans...

Small-Time Schemer Avoids the Big House

As the nation’s public health insurance program for people with low incomes, Medicaid provides coverage for about one in five Americans. (Many of these vulnerable individuals need costly care.) Even relatively small-scale fraud diverts money that is sorely needed to provide healthcare to those...

Unqualified

In the State of Kansas, home health care services are available to qualified seniors and individuals with disabilities who want to live independently in their homes and communities. Medical and skilled service providers help with basic personal needs such as eating, bathing, brushing teeth,...

Good Help is Hard to Find

When searching for home health caregivers, it can be hard for homebound individuals to find someone that is suitable. (Afterall, you would want to be comfortable with someone you don’t know coming into your home to take care of you. It’s a very vulnerable position...

Three Strikes, You’re Out

Baseball season is in full swing. It’s as good of a time as any to explain a few basic rules. Baseball players get three strikes per at bat. If they miss a pitch, don’t swing at a pitch in the strike zone, or hit a...

Are You Kidding Me?

In Kansas, the average cost to place an infant in a child care center per year is $10,955. Compare that to $9,227 – the annual cost for public college tuition. (Are you kidding me? You shouldn’t have to take a second mortgage out on...

Keys to the Kingdom

It’s a good idea to consider designating a Power of Attorney (POA). (You will need someone to act on your behalf if an emergency occurs.) Today’s fraud article teaches an important lesson about the type of person you choose to become your POA. A...

Not Exactly a Brainiac

Brainiacs often appear in children’s cartoons or superhero movies and play the part of someone who is extremely intelligent, but somewhat maniacal. A Kansas man, who provided home health services to patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), did not appear to have any maniacal...
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