Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Able-bodied After All

Janeide Chillis of Irvington, N.J. served as a U.S. Postal Service employee until she claimed to suffer from a slip-and-fall accident at work. Chilis began to receive compensation benefits after having a doctor certify she was disabled from the incident and unable to work....

The Vacation is Over

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs administers four major disability compensation programs, one of which is the Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation (DFEC). In FY 2019, DFEC provided more than $3 billion in benefits to more than 217,000 federal...

Prescription for Fraud

A Fort Lee, N.J., pharmacist got caught up in an elaborate workers’ compensation fraud scheme that stole between $1.5 and $3.5 million through postal workers’ compensation claims. The pharmacist conspired with three other individuals to prescribe and dispense expensive topical pain creams that were...

Couple Gambles on Judge’s Decision in Fraud Case

A New Jersey couple is rolling the dice on a court decision as to whether their bankruptcy status protects them from having to repay the federal nutrition benefits program that prosecutors say they defrauded. Mustafa and Rahime Ozturk, both in their 30s, were charged last...

What’s Yours is Mine

Each year millions of people fall victim to identity thieves, and the problem is only getting worse. With identity theft rates setting new records year after year, it is no wonder that the courts do not take these cases lightly. Today’s “Fraud of the...

Dead as a Door Nail

There are many ways to commit healthcare fraud. Some of the most common methods include billing for services not rendered, double billing, misrepresenting dates, locations and providers of service, charging for more expensive procedures, but providing less expensive ones and paying kickbacks. Today’s fraudster,...

The Music Is Over

Music has many associated benefits. It can lower your blood pressure and stress level, make you happier, enhance concentration, improve sleep quality, boost immune systems and, it can even reduce depression and anxiety. The former executive of a community health center in Camden, New...

Compounding Problems

Compounding interest is every investor’s friend. Over time, interest is earned on the principal amount deposited, plus the accumulated interest from previous periods. (Before you know it, even a small amount of money invested at a consistent rate can turn into a fortune.) A...

Rappelling vs. Repelling

A U.S. Postal Service worker was charged with stealing more than $75,000 in federal workers' compensation benefits after he posted vacation photos on Facebook showing him zip-lining and rock rappelling despite being out of work for a wrist injury, authorities said.

Diversion

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Clifton Medical Supply Store Owner Admits To $100,000 Medicaid Fraud Scheme” published by South Passaic Daily Voice.
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