Thursday, October 6, 2022

If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try, and Try Again

Nicole Kasimatis got caught the first time she committed fraud. So, she tried again. And again. She tried four times to be exact. Kasimatis was first indicted in 2015 and 2018 for public assistance fraud, larceny, document forgery and uttering a false money order....

Fraud – The Only Service Offered Here

Moriarty Consultants, Activity Daily Living Services, Everyday People Staffing and Coordination Care. All were all companies owned by Arlinda Moriarty and Daynelle Dickens and approved under the Pennsylvania Medicaid program to offer personal assistance services, service coordination, and other services to qualifying Medicaid recipients....

Not in Kansas Anymore

In the famous movie, The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy arrives in Oz and says, “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” This statement has become an idiomatic expression that means you are no longer in a place of comfort. That is definitely...

Playing Tricks in the Twin Cities

Trenea D. Davis, 47, has been caught playing tricks in the Twin Cities. For five years, the Minneapolis woman was the ringleader of a swindling con, stealing $850,000 from the state’s Medicaid program. (Imagine the success she would have had if she applied her...

Crossing the Line

A number of former officers and employees of Preferred Family Healthcare (PFH) of Springfield, Missouri, as well as several former Arkansas politicians are being prosecuted in separate criminal cases for multiple fraud and bribery-related offenses, including violations of the Arkansas and federal False Claims...

A Record of Crime

Jill Coleman, a Creston, Iowa mental health counselor, was charged in late 2020 with felony practices, felony identity theft and misdemeanor tampering with records. This comes after prosecutors alleged that in 2018 through 2019 Coleman falsified 49 psychiatric diagnostic records for counseling services that...

Bad Behavior

Erica Goodley and Billy Kirby, the owners of two Las Vegas, Nev., behavioral health clinics pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count of health care fraud after defrauding the Medicaid health care benefit program. Goodley and...

No Assistance Needed

Jamie Aguilar, a Mexican national, was sentenced in Del Rio, Tex., to a 45-month prison term after pleading guilty to one count of Theft of Public Money. (No surprise here that another fraudster is not who they claim to be.) In May 2006, the 60-year-old,...

Dennis the Menace

Ibrahim Aksakal (aka Dennis), 50, of East Patchogue, N.Y., coordinated the transportation and birthing care of Turkish women who were fraudulently entering the U.S. using tourist and business visas. The women hid their pregnancies with the end goal of obtaining birthright citizenship and medical...

It’s a Numbers Game

Medicaid fraud is common, and unfortunately more people than you would expect are convicted of participating in such crimes. In March 2022, Courtney Dunlap of Burlington, Conn., was sentenced to 57 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for defrauding the...

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