Monday, September 20, 2021

The House Always Wins

Listen to this Story Sometimes when you roll the dice to commit a crime, you get snake eyes. Today's fraudster got a bad roll when she tried to get away with stealing $117,524 from multiple government benefits programs. (She...

Under False Pretenses

When criminals commit fraud, they do it under false pretenses. (They are lying about who they are or what they are doing in order to gain what they do not deserve.) A story posted on CorrectionsOne.com tells about a man who failed to disclose...

Confirming Suspicions

Massachusetts is reaping the rewards of taking steps to crack down on fraud, waste and abuse within the commonwealth's food benefit program. A story in The Boston Globe states that the success rate has increased due to quadrupling the number of investigators assigned...

What A Toothache

There are several skillsets you should possess to successfully be an office manager. Deceiving those around you and being able to discreetly embezzle money do not meet the criteria. (Try putting that under the ‘qualifications’ section of your resume. I doubt you’d get many...

Vocabulary

Fraudsters like words such as extravagant, lavish, palatial, luxurious and opulent. And, they’ll do anything to live that kind of lifestyle, even if it means stealing from others to achieve their dream. Three managers of a now closed Westminster, Massachusetts transportation company were recently...

No More Tricks or Treats

Fraudsters disguise their crimes in a variety of ways. Sometimes criminals create fraudulent documents, alter legitimate physical or electronic documents, tweak transactions in accounting systems or destroy actual documents. Today’s fraudster from Boston, Massachusetts took a different approach and disguised his workers’ compensation fraud scheme behind a...

Free Ride

It is estimated that Medicaid fraud costs American taxpayers approximately $80 billion per year. A portion of that tab can be traced to fraudulent ambulance transport providers, who are supposed to provide a ride to qualified beneficiaries requiring medical services. An article...

Massachusetts Fraud Siphons $10 Million from Medicaid Program

This one comes from Massachusetts, where the weather is cool and crisp and the Medicaid payouts are as enticing as the salty sea air. According to The Boston Globe, 10 individuals—many of them doctors—were indicted this month for allegedly pilfering millions from taxpayer...

Doubling Down on Fraud

Listen to this Story You can't collect unemployment benefits if you are working. You also can't collect unemployment benefits if you're in prison. (Although many incarcerated people have jobs or roles in prison, they are unquestionably not available for...

No Pot at the End of The Rainbow

Fraudsters are always chasing the pot at the end of the rainbow. (Sometimes they find a pot of government benefits and sometimes they just find a conviction.) A Worcester, Mass. plumber used his company to hide a large-scale marijuana business. (Do you get where...
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