Thursday, October 6, 2022

Scams You Haven’t Even Dreamed Of

In the movie “Shawshank Redemption” the lead character, a prisoner named Andy famously says “He’s got scams you haven’t even dreamed of. Kickbacks on his kickbacks. There’s a river of dirty money running through this place.” That is what you could say about real...

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...

What Happened in Vegas

Lots of things happen in Vegas, but most people would probably prefer that their adventures, like those of Shonna Nicole Marshall, 52, from Las Vegas, Nev., not make the news. According to her indictment, Marshall was also known as Shonna Nicole McKnight, Shonna Nicole...

It’s All About the Details

Medicaid providers have two reasons for keeping track of the details regarding the care that they give to beneficiaries. Accurate documentation provides relevant and important facts that other care givers need to provide necessary medical services, and it’s the law. (When approved Medicaid providers...

Too Much Information

Death is hard for loved ones left behind. The grief experienced after someone we love departs this world can cause us to be depressed and stressed. It’s quite possible you will experience those same feelings once you read about today’s fraudster. Nancy Shedleski, 69, of...

A Gentle Nudge

Keyana Lanice Jamill Carter, 29, of Nevada has been found guilty of Medicaid fraud. Carter was sentenced for billing clients for Medicaid services that she did not provide. (That’s one of the oldest Medicaid fraud scams in the book.) Carter admitted to submitting the falsified...

A Losing Hand

Latisha Harron of Las Vegas, Nevada, has been sentenced after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, aggravated identity theft, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Originally from Eastern North Carolina, Harron admitted to conspiring with her husband to defraud the North...

Figuring on Fraud

Fraudsters typically don’t have the best math skills. April Lynn Brown, 47, of Las Vegas, Nev., was hoping that Medicaid auditors would not notice the nearly $500,000 she tried to illegally siphon from the government healthcare program. Unfortunately for her, they noticed her figures...

Card Collector

Are you a sports card collector? As a child, did you seek out antique baseball cards sporting pictures of swinging greats like Babe Ruth, or legendary pitchers such as Satchel Paige and share your collection with friends? (Some of those legendary player cards can...

COVID Feature: High Roller

A Las Vegas, Nevada man has been charged with one count of bank fraud after allegedly applying for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans from seven different banks. Jorge Abramovs is accused of fraudulently trying to obtain funds between April and June of last year. PPP...
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