Friday, January 21, 2022

The Relationship Between Drugs and Crime

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) states that 80 percent of prison inmates are drug or alcohol abusers. Additionally, 60 percent of individuals arrested for most types of crimes test positive for illicit drugs when arrested. The New York man in today...

That’s Not What I Was Prescribed

The American justice system does not discriminate based on age. If you commit fraud, they'll prosecute you whether you’re straight out of high school or going through a midlife crisis. The latter may be the case for Jennifer Caloia, age 57, who was sentenced...

Playing Post Office

George William Doumar’s Oregon mailbox business came in handy, once he decided to fraudulently cash in on his aunt’s Social Security benefits. In the late 1980s, he changed his aunt’s address from New York to Klamath Falls, with her benefit checks coming to his...

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...

Disabling Disability Fraud

Sir Walter Scott once said, “Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive.” (How right he was.) Jane B. Smith, 65, of Hudson, N.Y., can attest to that after pleading guilty to attempted wire fraud and making false statements...

Down to the Last Penny

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “NY Man Pleads Guilty to Nearly $10,000 in Workers’ Comp Fraud,” posted on WorkCompWire.com. Arnold Fassbinder, 55, of Royal Avenue, Buffalo, was charged with and pleaded guilty in Erie County Court to one count of Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, a felony.

What a Trip

Ibrahim Aksakal, 49, also known as “Dennis,” pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit health care fraud and wire fraud in connection with a “birth tourism” scheme in Suffolk County, N.Y. The scheme enabled pregnant Turkish women to enter the United States using tourist and...

Bad to the Bone

One of the most basic requirements for any job – whether you are working your first part-time job as a teenager or are a week from retirement – is to show up. That is especially true for any orthopedic surgeons running their own medical...

Benched

It is common for an athlete to get benched for not playing well during a game. Similarly, a company can bench employees after a contract or project ends and before another one begins. It simply means you sit on the sidelines until the coach...

What Not to Do

I hate to say it, but tax time will be here before you know it. Consider today’s fraud case to be a prime example of what not to do when it comes to filing your taxes. Jordan Sudberg, a pain management doctor from Long...
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