Sunday, October 2, 2022

Does that Candle Come Scented in Fraud?

COVID-19 must have been a big relief for Christopher Lick from Starkville, Mississippi, and business owner of four companies, when the government signed the CARES Act providing loans as part of the Paycheck Protection Program. Business was struggling for Lick, having just closed one...

Tax Fraud Emergency

Here’s some important advice: if you owe the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), pay up without delay. In hindsight, Dr. Kevin L. Crandell of Golden, Miss., probably wishes he had not skipped paying his personal income taxes over multiple years. (Nearly $1 million in back...

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,...

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...

Sweet Success

There is nothing quite as sweet as success. When the battle is tough, avoiding the bitter taste of defeat makes success that much sweeter. On the battlefield of fraud and human error, there can only be one winner and one loser. According to an...
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