Friday, July 30, 2021

The Stakes Are High

Mississippi residents Dempsey “Bryan” Levi, 51, and Jeffrey Wayne Rollins, 44, have been sentenced for their role in a multi-million-dollar scheme to defraud healthcare programs. This included defrauding Tricare, the healthcare benefit program that provides affordable insurance for members of the U.S. military, veterans,...

Compounded Situation

Two Mississippi men from Ocean Springs have admitted to accepting kickbacks in a $18 million healthcare fraud scheme.  Dempsey Bryan Levi and Jeffrey Wayne Rollins pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud involving prescription compound pain creams. Their scheme defrauded...

Bound for Bankruptcy

Owning a successful business on paper does not always equate to successfully operating one. This is especially true for business owners whose best practices include participating in illegal financial schemes and defrauding the U.S. government. Mississippi businessman Wade Walters pleaded guilty to participating in a...

Fraud Along the Mississippi

The role of medical professionals is to provide the best medical care possible to patients without bias. In today’s fraud case, it wasn't bias that prevented the doctors and nurses from performing their oathbound duty, rather it was their own greed. Tennessee-based Dr. Thomas Sturdavant,...

Pretty Low

Medicaid scams steal benefits from vulnerable individuals who count on those dollars to fund vital healthcare services. It’s common to read or hear about medical providers, suppliers, home healthcare providers and even some recipients who carry out Medicaid fraud scams. Today’s fraud article looks...

Report Card: ‘F’ for Fraud

Listen to this Story For many, student loans mean the difference between going to college and not going. Not so for this ''Fraud of the Day'' example, found in a story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch The article tells of...

A Fraudster in a Haystack

It's pretty hard to find a needle in a haystack, and the prospects of finding a fraudster in a haystack are just as daunting. (Criminals tend to hide behind their illegal activities and can be pretty tough to locate.? An article published by the...

Striking a Nerve

Medicare does not pay for experimental or investigational procedures, treatments or alternative medicine. According to an article published by The Kansas City Star, a former chiropractor from Missouri was aware of that stipulation within Medicare policy, but nonetheless billed the government benefits program for...

They Don’t Care Who You Are

Identity thieves are devious. Most people think that if you are wealthy and have a lot to lose, then you are more likely to be targeted. (The truth of the matter is that identity thieves are non-discriminatory. They'll take advantage of anyone's personal information...

The Fraudster Next Door

How well do you know your next door neighbors? You might converse with them at the annual neighborhood party, toss their daily newspaper over the white picket fence as a friendly gesture or offer to watch their house while away on vacation, but...
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