Thursday, December 1, 2022

Filling the Gap

Telehealth allowed the healthcare industry to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic. When many were opposed to venturing out to the doctor, telehealth filled the gap and provided a way for individuals to receive necessary medical and mental health services. The door was also...

Fraud is a Huge Gamble

Six home healthcare workers and patients were charged with making false statements to Medicaid regarding home healthcare services that were neither received nor provided. All of the Indictments involve allegations that the defendants made false statements in Medicaid timesheets that certain patients and workers provided or received personal care services when, in reality, the patients or workers were actually somewhere else.

Not Dad of the Year

Parenthood is often described as a transcendent experience that makes parents want to set the best example for their children. While this may typically be the case, one Missouri man used his children to carry out a multi-million dollar tax fraud scheme. Michael Kheop of...

Disabling Disability Fraud

Being disabled makes it very difficult to hold a job and earn a paycheck. That’s where Social Security disability insurance comes in to save the day. This government program provides benefits to disabled workers when they can no longer work due to their disability....

The Fraudster’s Cake Company

Two years ago, on August 3, 2020, Christen Schulte pled guilty to wire fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering from her employer and other individuals associated with her employer as a book keeper and office manager of a farm and trucking company. Despite the...

Prior Conviction

Maybe the kind of businesswoman Barbara Martin actually was could have been figured out by the actions behind her application to be a Medicaid provider in 2013. Martin had falsely listed her daughter, Zamika Walls, on the application as the person who ran the...

Stop-n-Steal

A lot of food stamp fraud occurs at small food markets or other establishments that accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Perhaps the owners of these establishments figure that their stores are so small that the government will never detect that they are...

COVID Fraud is Not Safe or Natural!

A federal jury, on June 21, 2022, found Missouri Rep. Patricia Derges guilty of multiple counts of health care fraud, including defrauding Green County of federal money and marketing bogus stem cell treatments. Derges, an assistant physician, was elected in November 2020 to represent Christian...

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...

Hide and Seek with Fraud

'Okay everyone? I will count and you go hide? 10...9...8...7...'? If that doesn't bring back childhood memories, I don't know what else will. There is nothing like a good game of hide and seek, especially when you're playing for money and jail time against...
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