Saturday, January 22, 2022

Forceful Fraud

No one likes to be forced into doing something they don't want to do. However, greed and selfishness can sometimes cause a powerful person to force others into helping carry out their fraudulent acts. An article published on NOLA.com details how the owner of...

You Can’t Take It with You

The Social Security Administration has specific policies regarding the notification of a beneficiary's death. Normally, a family member, Electronic Death Registration report, death certificate, confirmation by statement from a funeral director or other third party report is sufficient to declare the beneficiary deceased. (The...

Kicking the Habit

It's hard to kick a habit that is well-ingrained. Whether snacking when not hungry, spending too much time watching television or buying things you don't need, once a bad habit gets established, it's really hard to break. A story posted on MyEasternShoreMD.com tells about...

The Perfect Plot

Filmmaking is a risky business and in order to get investors to commit to a project, movie producers often look for tax incentives to entice a production company to come to a particular location to film. Company executives are usually sent in to hire...

A Scheme Too Good to Be True

A Lake Charles, La., surgeon used his professional status to defraud the government and private insurance companies. Robert Dale Bernauer, 74, has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, health care fraud, fraud to obtain federal employees’ compensation,...

Grieving Loss, Gaining Checks

Michael Matherne, 61, of Louisiana, has pleaded guilty to Social Security Fraud for continuing to receive his wife’s Retirement Survivor Insurance (RSI) Benefits after her death. Matherne’s wife, M.F., began receiving Retirement Survivor Insurance Benefit (RSI) Program benefits in 1993. The RSI Program is operated...

Modus Operandi

Fraudsters consider lying to be an important part of their modus operandi. (It's just part of the job description.) A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) press release tells about a Louisiana doctor who scammed Medicare out of millions of dollars by lying about the...

Double Billing

Government investigations and prosecutions involving pharmacies around the country are on the rise, due to an increase in fraudulent Medicare billing schemes. One common tactic for bilking the government healthcare benefits program includes billing for and dispensing large numbers of painkillers and other...

Traffic Jam

Think fast. What do you think of when you hear the term? food stamps? Time's up. Did you imagine someone down on his or her luck without a job and trying to feed a family? Or...did you picture expensive, luxury cars? Somehow, it seems...

Time Will Tell

It takes a bold person to plead “not guilty” when the evidence appears to point to guilt. But we have to remember that charges are not convictions, and everyone is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Lestreonia Renee Rodrigue, 26, of Plaquemine,...
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