Monday, February 6, 2023

How To Not Generate New Customer Leads

Tanya Parrish Grant, 51, was a business owner of two health care companies in North Carolina that provided durable medical equipment (DME) such as back, shoulder, knee, and wrist braces to Medicare patients. Between both companies, Atlantic Brace and Blue File they generated claims...

Bonding Behind Bars

A typical father-and-son activity might include watching sports, taking a hike, or throwing a ball around. Not so for Izzat Freitekh, 55, of Waxhaw, North Carolina, and son Tarik Freitekh, 33, of Glendale, Calif. They had a different idea of what constitutes a family-son...

Toxic Fraud

Richard Graves, 49, of Greensboro, N.C., pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the North Carolina Medicaid program and money laundering. He used his positions at United Diagnostic Laboratories (UDL), a urine toxicology testing laboratory, and United Youth Care Services (UYCS), a company that provided...

Cornerstone of Fraud

Luis Angel Lozada, of Clayton, North Carolina, was the cornerstone of a healthcare fraud scheme that stole more than a million dollars from the North Carolina Medicaid system through the submission of false and fraudulent behavioral health claims. It is ironic that Lozada used...

Throwing Her Weight Around

Fraudsters are brazen. They don’t mind throwing their weight around to get what they want. A Saint Pauls, N.C., woman used her job as an operations supervisor at the Fayetteville offices of the Social Security Administration (SSA) to steal $760,966 in Supplemental Security Income...

A Sacred Journey

Most healthcare professionals join the field because they want to make an impact in their patients’ lives. One woman from Raleigh, N.C., certainly made an impact on the lives of her patients, but unfortunately, it was not for the better. Connie Omari, 37, has...

Can’t Fool the Government Twice

The man who was at the center of the 2018 District 9 election scandal was sentenced to prison Thursday for collecting disability while being paid for working on campaigns. Leslie McCrae Dowless, 65, admitted to defrauding the Social Security Administration. (One scandal just wasn’t...

A Perfect Fit

While it’s typical for the owner of a company to ensure that their business is thriving, owners can also get in the way of their own success. This was the case of a North Carolina woman, Shelly Phillips Bandy, 41, who admitted to making...

Southern Hospitality, Sweet Tea, and a Bunch of Stooges

When one thinks of North Carolina, they normally think of southern hospitality and sweet tea. However, there are a few folks who didn’t get the memo and could work on their manners a bit more. Ruben Samuel Matos, of Angier, has been sentenced for...

Fraud and All That Jazz

Jasmine Johnnae Clifton, 24, of Charlotte, N.C., pleaded guilty to wire fraud for fraudulently obtaining a COVID-19 loan for almost $150,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Clifton admitted to defrauding the SBA by obtaining Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) based on false...
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