Monday, March 8, 2021

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...

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...

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...

When the Shoe is on the Other Foot

Listen to this Story The best way to experience what someone else is going through is to step into their shoes, so to speak. (That's certainly one way to become more empathetic.) An article published by The Wichita Eagle...

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...

No Work, No Pay

Listen to this Story One of the most essential parts of getting paid for work is showing up for the job. Apparently, one Kansas man forgot this basic best practice. KOAM-TV reports that a man was sentenced to one...

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...

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...

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...

Bustling Business in Food Vans

Ever wonder what's really going on with food service vans? Some are like ice cream trucks for adults, with busy workers waiting by the side of the road for the truck to make its daily run. Then, there are others that are a bit...
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