Friday, December 2, 2022

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...

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...

No One Likes a Manipulator

A manipulative person is one who likes to control or have power over another person or thing. You might also refer to a manipulator as scheming, devious or unscrupulous. The Website, SurfKY.com, details the story of a Brooklyn man who manipulated the numbers...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

Smile, You’ve Been Caught

Thanks to modern technology it’s getting harder to commit fraud without being caught. But as technology advances, fraudsters also rise to the occasion and learn how to work around systems put in place to prevent government benefits programs from being robbed. Fortunately, today’s fraudster...
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