Saturday, May 15, 2021

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...

No Service, No Honor

The last thing you want to hear is that your banker is not trustworthy. That’s the case for a former branch manager at a Las Vegas bank, who has unfortunately gone rogue. (Clearly, what happened in Vegas was discovered.)   Montano was recently sentenced to...

All Bets Are Off

Fraudsters tend to gamble with their chances of getting caught and usually push the envelope. One Las Vegas, Nev., fraudster hedged her bets and is now facing up to three decades in prison for her role in a Medicaid billing scheme. (I bet she’s...

COVID Feature: No Time to Gamble

Nevada is the latest in a string of states to report increased amounts of identity theft due to the coronavirus pandemic. While Nevada is known for legalized gambling, this is no time to be taking chances when it comes to safeguarding personal information. Thanks to...

Strong Evidence

Strong evidence against a Las Vegas, Nev., couple links them to healthcare fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and money laundering in North Carolina. But remember that strong evidence against a defendant doesn’t mean they are guilty. (Keep that in mind as you read...

Lacking Vision

You can be sure that Medicaid examines submitted claims with a proverbial magnifying glass. That’s why it’s important to make sure that every “T” is crossed and every “I” is dotted so that there is no instance of fraud. The office manager of a...

The Medicaid Money Pot

Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCU) investigate and prosecute provider fraud, as well as elder abuse and neglect of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens. They go after criminals, like today’s fraudster, who submitted bogus bills to Medicaid for services she did not provide. The woman,...

Gamblers Never Win

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Las Vegas man to serve at least 3 years in prison for unemployment insurance fraud” posted on news3lv.com.
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