Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Double Vision

The U.S. Passport is highly coveted, mainly because it stands for freedom and opportunity for millions of people who have one. It also allows the bearer to legally travel overseas and reenter the country with valid identification and proof of citizenship. (Without the document,...

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...

False Representation

The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays Child's Insurance Benefits to a worker's child – whether a biological, adopted or dependent stepchild – if the worker is disabled or retired and qualifies for Social Security benefits. SSA typically designates a family member or a friend...

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...

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...

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...

Benched

According to Medicaid.gov, the government health benefits program is the largest payer when it comes to mental health services in the United States. (And as you know, where there's a large pot of money, there's usually a fraudster or two plotting to make it...

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...

Gambling with Other People’s Money

Las Vegas is widely known for some of the world's most luxurious casinos and hotels, drive-through wedding chapels, celebrity performances and the chance to engage in excessive indulgence. (I'm sure you've heard the adage that 'what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.') An article...
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