Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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...

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...

Thrown Under the Bus

People who don't like to take responsibility for their actions often throw others under the bus, so to speak, to avoid punishment. In today's ''Fraud of the Day,'' a judge chastised a defendant for blaming her million dollar Medicaid fraud scheme on her employees....

Fraud-bound

Patients who are confined to their homes because of their medical disabilities are considered to be homebound. (Venturing out of the safety of their home environment usually requires an enormous amount of effort and a great deal of assistance in most cases.) An article...

Taking Candy from Babies

Have you ever heard of the saying: ''It's like taking candy from a baby''? The expression explains the ease in taking something from a defenseless entity. What if we changed the expression to say: ''It's like stealing a Social Security number (SSN) from a...

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...

Certifiably Fraudulent

When criminals want to steal money from government health care programs, they generally submit lots of fraudulent claims for medical services or products that are not medically necessary nor delivered. Because the government strives to be efficient when paying claims, health care programs tend...

Official Lies Lead to Official Trouble

The Maine criminal code states that a person can be guilty of ''unsworn falsification'' if they make a written false statement they do not believe is true. A woman from Maine, who officially lied on her government benefits applications, is now in official trouble...

Entitled

The federal government has a number of entitlement programs that provide beneficiaries with funds for which they qualify. It has been argued that people who take advantage of these programs by stealing benefits they are not entitled to receive are part of an...

I’d like a Refund

I'm sure you've had to make a return at a store before; regardless of the store and/or item(s), it's usually a time consuming irritant. Options like pre-labeled shipping for returns when shopping online have made the ease of returning items just that, easy. The...
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