Saturday, December 10, 2022

Fraud as a Diagnosis

Conversion disorder is a mental health condition that manifests with physical symptoms. The symptoms, such as shaking, convulsions, even deafness, happen because the brain scrambles the effects of a mental health issue into disruptions of the nervous system. The symptoms are real but don’t...

Not in Kansas Anymore

In the famous movie, The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy arrives in Oz and says, “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” This statement has become an idiomatic expression that means you are no longer in a place of comfort. That is definitely...

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...

Mother-Daughter Collusion

Mother-daughter relationships can be complicated. (Especially when it involves criminal activity.) Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' is about a mom and a daughter who were in collusion to bilk the Kansas Medicaid program of more than $3,000 while both were incarcerated. The daughter billed the...

Flexibility

The state of Kentucky's Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse aims to protect Medicaid patients who are in nursing homes, being treated in Medicaid facilities or receiving personal care in their own homes from patient abuse, neglect and exploitation. One of the most important...

Getting Taxpayers the Money they are Owed, Quickly without Identity Fraud

The Kentucky Department of Revenue's (DOR) job is not just to collect taxes, but to get taxpayers the money they are owed as quickly as possible. We are trusted stewards of taxpayer dollars, and we take our responsibility very seriously. In recent years, identity theft-related...

The Insanity of It All

Listen to this Story </p? Perhaps it is insane to defraud state and federal government programs and think you can get away with it. (But that doesn't mean an insanity defense will actually work.) A story reported by WSAZ News Channel...

Used Fraud Salesman

Although it is a normal emotion, anxiety can cause people to experience some pretty unpleasant feelings. Reactions to fear and worry can be debilitating, sometimes impacting a person's ability to function normally in life. A story posted on TheIND.com describes how a Louisiana man's...

Intercepting Fraud

Interceptions are good if you are rooting for the losing team who catches a misdirected pass with five seconds to go and runs the ball 90 yards for a touchdown that wins the game. A press release from the Department of Justice details...
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