Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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...

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...

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...

Identity Crisis

An identity crisis usually refers to someone who is having a difficult time figuring out their place in society and life, in general. Today's ''Fraud of the Day,'' taken from a Department of Justice press release, focuses on a man who actually had three...

Ignorance is Not Bliss

A lot of bad things can happen when you are unaware. For instance, you may not know that there is a leaky water pipe in your kitchen ceiling. While on vacation, the pipe bursts and you return to a flooded house needing thousands of...

Disenchanted in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, a popular Caribbean tourist destination, is commonly referred to as the ''Island of Enchantment.'? Known for its beautiful beaches, the territory of the United States exports pharmaceuticals, rum and, unfortunately, stolen personal identities. According to the Eagle Tribune, identify theft or the...

Not Exactly Home Sweet Home

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City runs a federally-funded voucher program for Section 8 housing that helps low-income families, the elderly and the disabled afford decent, safe housing in the private market. One of the 3,000 landlords participating in the locally administered rental assistance...
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