Thursday, December 2, 2021

Second Chances

The best way to avoid punishment for breaking the rules is to follow the rules in the first place. An article in Newsday shares what happens when someone breaks the rules by committing disability fraud, gets caught and avoids punishment through cooperation. (Everyone...

Second-hand Fraud

It has been said that one man's trash is another man's treasure. (This makes sense when talking about flea markets, but not so much when considering unused prescriptions.) An article posted on TheIslandNow.com tells the story of a New York pharmacist who defrauded Medicare,...

False Advertising

False advertising is an unethical sales tactic used to encourage consumers to engage in a transaction they might otherwise pass up. As reported in the Times Ledger, today's ''Fraud of the Day'' describes how a doctor in New York used false advertising to...

Divorce Doesn’t Default Fraud

From ''I Do's'' to divorce – some couples just never seem to separate. Take for example, a Staten Island couple featured in today's Fraud of the Day from the NYDailyNews.com. They were married in 2006, separated in 2007 and divorced in 2009. But, their...

So Many Ways to Defraud the Government…

Looks like everyone had an angle in this case. This LoHud.com story notes that four people have been charged with defrauding the Rockland, New York Department of Social Services out of $44,000 in public assistance. Simply put: the alleged fraudsters, who...

The Price is Wrong

We've all seen or heard of the popular game show ''The Price is Right.'? This daytime show, famous for the big spinning wheel and the phrase ''come on down,'' is now a large reason why one fraudster in North Carolina may face prison time....

Nassau Social Services Fraud Unit Improves Performance

As any ''Fraud of the day'' reader knows, there are a lot of fraudsters out there using some creative – and some not-so-creative – approaches to defrauding government programs. Federal, state and local agencies are combating these efforts and, as is the case with...

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...

The Gravy Train

The term ''gravy train'' is associated with railroad slang from the 19th century and can be described as experiencing a generous income by participating in a lucrative venture that doesn't require much effort. Thirty-three retirees, doctors and facilitators hopped on board the Long Island...

One Lie Leads to Another Prosecution

Telling a lie is generally a bad idea. Once one is told, then another one usually follows even though it gets harder to cover up the first lie with subsequent ones. An article published in The Troy Record tells about a New York woman...
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