Saturday, December 10, 2022

When the Wrong Opportunity Knocks

Sometimes we miss opportunities even though they are right in front of us. For example, a rejected invitation to attend a happy hour with co-workers may have provided an introduction to a new friend or a possible job opportunity within your company. (But you'll...

Fraudulent Driving Conditions

Responsible drivers know that when you get into a fender bender, you pull over and exchange insurance information with the other driver. But what happens when the other driver has a bogus insurance card? It's fortunate that in today's Fraud of the Day story,...

Shamed by a Sham

It has to be embarrassing to be caught for fraud and then have the entire story broadcast to the public through the media. (Some criminals may get a kick out of the negative press, but others might be a bit shamed by their actions.)...

There’s Nothing Funny About Fraud

Being a stand-up comedian in the time of COVID-19 has been difficult, to say the least. There is nothing funny about a pandemic that has caused undue stress and strain. It’s hard to make a living entertaining people when a communicable disease was raging...

Stuck in the Middle

A teacher's job can be difficult, yet rewarding at the same time. Teaching middle school can be particularly frustrating as educators not only have to teach more difficult subjects and concepts, but also help their pupils navigate adolescence. A story posted on NJ.com follows...

Kicking Back

The word ''kickback'' has several meanings. The most common social definition involves relaxing with friends or family, such as in, ''Why don't you come on over and let's kickback and watch a movie.'' Another definition of the word involves unethical behavior, such as when...

Second Time Around

You would think that one jail term experience would be sufficient to encourage a fraudster to refrain from committing another crime. An article posted on NJ.com tells about the criminal acts of one man who managed to direct an unemployment insurance fraud scheme from...

Signed, Sealed, Sentenced

Today’s fraud story is about a New Jersey doctor who took advantage of hundreds of postal service employees so that his medical practice could prosper. Mark Filippone pleaded guilty in federal court via videoconference for conspiring to violate the federal anti-kickback statute. Filippone admitted...

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.

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,...
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