Saturday, April 17, 2021

Don’t Defraud Your Mother or The Government

The Civil Service Retirement System was established to provide retirement benefits for civilian employees working within the federal government. Combined with social security benefits, these programs can help individuals stay financially secure after retirement. One Maryland man abused the system and defrauded the government by...

Healthcare Fraud Boom

It’s no secret that healthcare costs are skyrocketing. Instead of turning to assisted living facilities or nursing homes, many individuals are now relying on home healthcare services to keep costs lower. The U.S. National Library of Medicine reports that as of this year, individuals...

Willing and Able

It never ceases to amaze how willing and able criminals are to commit fraud. (Money is usually the driver.) A Baltimore, Maryland woman was so willing and able to commit Medicaid fraud that she used her grandmother to carry out her devious scheme. The young...

Patient Dumping

When hospitals or other medical care facilities release patients to the streets instead of putting them in touch with proper social services it’s called patient “dumping.” (You may remember this recent case of a woman who was spotted wandering a Baltimore street in only...

Following the Breadcrumbs

Hansel and Gretel left a trail of breadcrumbs on purpose so they could find their way back home after being abandoned in the woods. A convenience store owner in Baltimore left a trail of evidence (not on purpose) that led authorities to his participation...

Altered State

An altered state of consciousness refers to someone in a mental state that is different from normal. (The phrase commonly means that the person is in a dream state or in a drug-induced trance that causes reduced alertness.) In today's ''Fraud of the Day,''...

Lyin’ for Lunches

Who else has trouble stifling a smile, when the ''Hall Monitor'' is caught breaking the rules? The Washington Post has the adult version: An employee with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently was exposed for fraudulently obtaining subsidized school lunches. The public employee, who also...

Unemployment as an Indictment

Listen to this Story</strong? When they become unemployed, many Americans take their status as a personal indictment. Most people don't want to be unemployed. Then, of course, there are the fraudsters. In today's Fraud of the Day from WUSA9-TV, six...

Permission Slip for Fraud

Permission slips come in different forms. Schools require them so that children can visit the local zoo on their class trip. Doctors request a signature from a patient getting the flu shot stating there are no allergies to the vaccine about to be administered....

A Piece of the Pizza Pie

No matter how you slice it, pizza is one of America's favorite meals. It's easy to make a phone call to a pizza delivery service or bake a frozen pizza pie when time is short. And let's not forget that a cold piece of...
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