Saturday, December 10, 2022

Fish Story

You’ve probably heard stories about the “one” that got away. (They always tend to be described as some monstrosity that has never been seen before.) The owner of a fish market in northeast Rochester, New York tried to get away with a monstrous $1.4...

Nursery Crimes

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Conman gets max sentence for stealing $50K from day cares” published by New York Post.

Her Maserati Did Way More Than 185

When Joe Walsh wrote the song, “Life’s Been Good,” he said his Maserati did 185.  We’re not positive if Jamie Johnson’s Maserati could go that fast, but one thing is for sure, she used hers to drive around to Capital Region area banks in...

Seeing Fraud for What It Is

An ophthalmologist from Rye, N.Y., has pleaded guilty to perpetrating a seven-year healthcare fraud scheme. Ameet Goyal admitted to falsely billing for millions of dollars in procedures he did not perform and to fraudulently obtaining two Government-guaranteed loans intended to help small businesses during...

Pharma Pusher

Defrauding a lifeline program like Medicaid or Medicare is immoral. Doing so while dispensing controlled substances that carry high risk of addiction and the potential to be lethal is beyond evil. (But oh, so alluring to fraudsters, because the repeat business is so lucrative.) The...

Bargain Shopping

eBay could be described as the world’s largest flea market with an estimated 25 million sellers and 171 million buyers. Prices range from a few dollars for a variety of things to $2.67 million for a power lunch with Warren Buffet. (The online shopping...

When Teamwork Does Not Make the Dream Work

Adam Arena of Buffalo, N.Y., and Amanda Gloria of Altus, Okla., both 44, were arrested for fraudulently obtaining and laundering COVID-19 relief Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds. Arena and Gloria allegedly conspired together to fraudulently obtain and misuse almost $1 million in PPP loans. Court documents...

Sticky Fingers

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Elmont woman to serve up to 3 years for welfare fraud, AG says” posted on NewsDay.com. An Elmont woman will serve up to 3 years in prison for her role in what prosecutors said was a scheme that allowed her to receive welfare benefits for which she wasn’t eligible.

Don’t Throw Caution to the Wind

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. When looking for a home healthcare aide, make sure you properly vet the candidates before choosing the best one for your situation. A home healthcare worker from Rochester, New York was assigned to...

Worst Employee of The Month

One would think that a former government employee would know better than to break the law. This wasn’t the case for Sean Okrzesik, 34, of Syracuse, N.Y., who recently pled guilty to charges of theft of government property and aggravated identity theft. The Syracuse resident...
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