Monday, November 28, 2022

Start Up Guy

Joshua Leavitt describes himself on LinkedIn as a “start-up guy.” But one activity Leavitt appears to have“started up” is fraud. On July 29, 2022, Leavitt pled guilty to bank fraud in conjunction with a forgivable $125,000 Paycheck Protection Program loan. Leavitt and his co-defendant Pierre...

There’s Always an Alternative

A New Hampshire man will pay $1 million in restitution after being convicted of Medicaid fraud. Richard Wennerberg, 72, of Grantham, has been sentenced after pleading guilty to two counts of Medicaid fraud. Wennerberg owned Alternative Care @ Home LLC., a registered Hopkinton business that...

Happily Never After

A lot of married people put on a perfect facade for the rest of the world, while in reality, every marriage has its problems. One New Hampshire couple did the complete opposite. Despite being happily married, they pretended to be estranged for years, so...

No Free Rides

For some people, the toughest part of accessing healthcare can be just getting to a doctor’s appointment. A 2017 study by the American Hospital Association found that as many as 3.6 million people in the United States do not access medical care due to...

Not So Happy at Home

Some people try harder than others to cover their tracks when committing fraud. (For those who don’t, it’s just a matter of time before they are caught.) That’s the case for the owner of an in-home personal care company in the Concord, New Hampshire...

Poster Child

The only thing worse than being prosecuted for fraud is becoming the poster child for fraud. That is the case for a Fitchburg, Massachusetts man who tried to get away with more than $8,000 in unemployment benefits he did not deserve. The New Hampshire Department...

Making Things Right

To qualify for unemployment benefits, there are a few requirements to be met and some pretty straightforward rules to be followed. For example, a person must be completely unemployed or working less than full-time hours to qualify for unemployment benefits. Also, applicants who are...

Semi-Retired, Fully Criminal

Many retirees are making their way back into the office because they want to work, boost their retirement incomes, or balance the fulfillment of holding a part-time job with the flexibility of semi-retired status. However, when people retire because of a disability, they are...

A Certifiable Fraudster

When a person certifies something, he or she attests that something is true or accurate. For example, in order to obtain a work visa in the United States, a foreign national must have a job in the country and provide certification that they actually...

The Unique Faces of Fraud

Just like every fingerprint is different, the same goes for faces. Each face has unique features that identify an individual – such as the distance between the eyes, the shape of the nose or the depth of a person's eye sockets. According...
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