Tuesday, November 29, 2022

COVID Feature: Unprecedented Fraud

To say that the COVID-19 pandemic has been a public health crisis is an understatement. (Consider the fear, anxiety, and hardship of those who have experienced illness and/or the loss of a loved one, job, or home. Stick the word “unprecedented” in there for...

Double-booked

Folashade Adufe Horne, 51, of Laurel, Md., claimed she was in two places at one time on multiple occasions. These lies allowed her to steal more than $370,000 from the Washington, D.C. Medicaid program in a fraud scheme that occurred between January 2014 and...

Changing Directions: Headed Straight to Jail 

Two Maryland women have been sentenced after committing Medicaid fraud. Sasha Saunders, 42, and Diane Jordan, 48, were found guilty of billing Medicaid using stolen identities.    Saunders worked as the founder and president of two mental health and substance abuse treatment programs. Jordan was the vice president of the same companies – Changing Directions, Inc. and HEAL Inc. (Perhaps the women should have tried...

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...

Crowning Achievement

A crowning achievement is a significant accomplishment, if not one of the most important moments of one’s life or career. It’s supposed to be something to celebrate. You could say that Mahsa Azimirad’s crowning achievement involved a Medicaid fraud conviction. (Noteworthy, but definitely not...

Claiming Fraud

A former claims specialist for the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Office of International Operations misused his position and access to SSA systems to misdirect $236,000 in benefits to his own personal bank accounts. Using fictitious identities and identities of real people, Cheikh Ahmet Tidiane...

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...

COVID Feature: It Takes All of Us

We’ve heard the slogan “it takes all of us” many times throughout the coronavirus pandemic that first appeared on American soil more than a year ago. As millions of Americans have worked together to prevent the spread of the deadly virus by wearing masks,...

Fraud Frontier

The U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) creed is, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” These hard-working employees do their best to deliver letters and packages of all shapes, sizes, and...
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