Friday, February 26, 2021

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A New York City pharmacist has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud. Sajid Javed owned and operated numerous pharmacies which were used to submit more than $7.1 million in fraudulent claims to Medicaid and Medicare. Javed illegally...

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Sometimes, the best way a parent can teach a child is to actually demonstrate a desired behavior or response. (Monkey see, monkey do.) An article published in The Auburn Citizen describes the story of a mom who brought her three-year-old daughter and the child's...

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...

Death May Not Do Us Part

The point of public pensions is that government employees be able to maintain a standard of living that they've earned through years of hard work and dedication to the state, throughout their retirement. It is in no way meant to act as an estate...

The Beginning of the End

Hospice provides comprehensive, professional medical care to patients who are facing a terminal illness. The service is intended to provide comfort to people facing the end of their lives, not serve as a conduit for defrauding the government. The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that...

Disadvantaged

The City of New York's Department of Education distributes federal funding for supplemental education services to benefit students attending under-performing public schools. This means that approved providers can collect more funding from the government if they increase the number of students receiving their...

Kicked to the Curb

Flophouses don’t have a great reputation as they are usually places where drug abusers live or hang out while continuing their illicit behavior. A New York City couple, who ran multiple flophouses under the guise of being a three-quarter house, took advantage of their...

Don’t Pass Go

When was the last time you sat down to play a board game? You know, one of those games that give players the opportunity to buy properties to earn money, while offering ''chance'' cards, such as ''Get out of Jail Free'' and ''Move Forward...

When Identity Fraud Becomes Impersonation

In the past, fraudsters have gone out of their way to commit fraud; digging through trash cans and falsifying documents. Modern technology has enabled fraud to be perpetrated at a more comfortable ''digital'' distance. But today's fraud reported in the New York Daily News...

Fraud Warning Label

If there was a warning label for fraud, it might read: Warning! Do not attempt to perform any fraudulent act unless you want to spend the foreseeable future in prison. (I wonder if that would deter criminal activity and make potential fraudsters...
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