Friday, January 21, 2022

Taken for a Ride

Most able-bodied people are capable of getting to doctor appointments on their own. An automobile, taxicab, bus, bike or train can usually get them there on time. However, convalescents or handicapped individuals often use an ambulette service, which provides a specially equipped motor vehicle...

Fraud Hits a Pothole

It takes a bold public employee to collect workers' compensation checks from the state, all while running a home improvement business on the side. But, according to a recent Syracuse.com report, that is what one former New York State Department of Transportation employee did...

Practical Nurse, Impractical Fraud

A recent pair of reports by the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle detail a licensed practical nurse in upstate New York who exploited a special needs patient to cheat the state Medicaid program of nearly ten thousand dollars' worth of payments for services she did...

Fraud is Ageless

It seems that fraud is not just perpetrated by the young, but senior citizens have been known to get in on the criminal action as well. The Buffalo News covers an elderly woman who tried to scam the government by applying for Social Security...

Not Exactly What the Doctor Ordered

Pharmacists are experts about the chemical properties of drugs and how they work within the human body. Their job is to fill medication orders as prescribed by doctors and provide advice to patients on health-related issues – sometimes referring them to doctors. Most pharmacists...

Fraud is Calling

If you have watched TV within the past couple years, you have likely heard the popular cell phone commercials that feature the question? ''Can you hear me, now?'? While the advertising goal is to point out that one service provider is able to deliver...

Shackled by Fraud

Shackles, which can be described in a literal or figurative manner, prevent people from doing something freely and without restriction. For example, prisoners wear shackles and chains to prevent them from going anywhere very fast. Once convicted, a criminal record will shackle...

The Big 5-0

Reaching any milestone of 50 years is usually a cause for celebration? Whether you are celebrating a 50th birthday or 50 years of successful marriage, it's time to pop the champagne and propose a toast to five wonderful decades. One Ohio woman won't be...

This Spells Trouble

Many doctors are accused of having bad handwriting. But one who can't spell his or her own name? That's going to trigger a fraud alert. The Daily News reports that a spelling error on a New York welfare claim inspired authorities to double-check its...

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...
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