Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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...

Living Rent-Free

The Section 8 Housing program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is the federal government's program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly and the disabled afford safe and decent housing in the private market. Public Housing...

Pharmacy Conspiracy Scheme Goes Awry

A Marlboro, N.J., man took a non-traditional route to increase prescription sales for his family’s pharmacy chain, Prime Aid. Alex Fleyshmakher, 34, paid doctors and their staff to send patients with prescriptions their way. (That’s called a kickback or a bribe, both of which...

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...

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.)...

Taking Advantage of Company Perks

Company perks are great? Whether you have an office full of extensive coffee selections or complimentary gym memberships, the little ''extra'' is usually an enjoyable treat. For fraudsters, company perks may be a bit dangerous, especially when these individuals take things that aren't meant...

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...

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....

Searching for Victims

Fraud always has victims. Whether unsuspecting targets are readily available or fraudsters have to work a little harder to find them, someone always gets hurt in the end. A story reported on NJ.com details how one repeat offender targeted elderly women to...
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