Sunday, February 5, 2023

Money Talks

Many people have strong principles and would never dream of compromising their values when presented with an opportunity to make a lot of money through fraudulent means. Then there are others who would leap at the opportunity to make a quick buck or a...

Dream House Built on Fraud

A lot of thought goes into designing a dream home. A couple of fraudsters put a lot of thought into the details of building their dream home and enjoyed living in it until authorities discovered they had used government funds to pay for their...

The Apple Doesn’t Fall far From the Tree

Listen to this Story</strong? Although some people sarcastically refer to Medicaid recipients as ''rich,'' it doesn't describe the typical government beneficiary. However, WKYC-TV reports that two women in the greater Cleveland area used state Medicaid programs for extensive personal enrichment....

Gambling with Fraud

Listen to this Story When people choose to commit fraud they assume significant risk. The Lincoln Journal Star tells the story of a Lincoln, Neb., pharmacist who lost a record-setting gamble while failing to manage his risk. The pharmacist,...

Doubly Unqualified

The State of Alabama 's Medicaid agency requires mental health counselors to meet specific licensure requirements before providing services to underprivileged patients and submitting claims for reimbursement. The owner of an Alabama counseling business was doubly unqualified to participate in the Medicaid program for...

Keeping Stories Straight

When multiple people are involved in fraud, it is important to keep stories straight so suspicions are not raised. An article published by Alaska Dispatch News details what happened when a doctor and his office manager did not tell the same story about their...

The Sobering Effect of Fraud

Sober living environments (SLEs) – often referred to as halfway houses – are interim facilities where people recovering from substance abuse can work on returning to their former lives. An article published by The Boston Globe follows the story of a doctor who paid...

Guest Writer: Delena D Spann

Fraud Analytics: 21st Century Technology A new cache of fraud analytics has entered the 21st Century rockin' and rollin' at an all-time high. Fraud has spread across the globe and fraud professionals predict that the amount of fraud will continue to increase as this decade...

Home Alone

Unless you have a clone, it is pretty hard to be in two places at once. However, an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a man was able to defraud an Illinois health care program by submitting false bills while serving time...

Falling on Hard Times

A variety of things can cause a person to fall on hard times. A debilitating illness, job loss or financial trouble can make people do desperate things. An article published in The Daily Item reports on an elderly father and son who teamed up...

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