Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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...

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...

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...

House of Cards

If you have ever built a house with a deck of cards, you know that one wrong move can cause the paper structure to fall. It doesn't take much to cause a shaky foundation to collapse – an unsteady hand, a light breeze or...

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,...

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....

Hungry for Fraud

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2012, the annual expenditure for food by a single consumer was approximately $3,900. The Democrat & Chronicle describes the story of a grocery store operator who received nearly twice that amount in food stamp...

Falsifying Family Ties

One questionable parenting technique? Exploiting your kids for government services, as did one New York mom, who falsely claimed to the state's Department of Social Services that she had her two children in her custody. The Batavian reports that the woman successfully enrolled in...

Culture Shock or Shocking Fraud?

Listen to this Story The United States is far from alone in having government benefits programs, but immigrants must still navigate different customs and procedures here than in the countries of their previous residences. Inadvertent mistakes happen. So does...
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