Thursday, October 6, 2022

You Scratch My Back, I’ll Scratch Yours

There was a lot of back scratching going on at the Cleveland VA Medical Center between October 2010 and January 2019, thanks to William H. Precht, 54, of Kent, Ohio. Precht used his position as an Inventory Management Specialist, and later as a Supervisory...

Testing, Testing, 1-2-3

No one likes medical tests, especially when it involves needles. Perhaps just as stressful would be a test for a sexually transmitted infection (STI). An Ohio doctor has pleaded guilty for her role in a Medicare and Medicaid kickback scheme that involved unnecessary testing...

A Rotten Ruse

A Medina, Ohio man has been sentenced to two years in prison for committing aggravated identity theft. Brian Michael Rini was indicted by a grand jury on April 18, 2019 and pleaded guilty in January 2020 to stealing the identity of a child who...

COVID Feature: Investigating the Investigator

Nadine Jackson of Dayton, Ohio pleaded guilty to wire fraud related to fraudulently obtaining two coronavirus relief Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. She also pleaded guilty to making a false statement to a financial institution. (When the government doles out money, you can be...

No Rest or Retirement

Workers’ Compensation programs provide wage replacement benefits, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation, and other benefits to individuals who have experienced work-related injuries or diseases. Every day, employees turn into fraudsters by trying to exploit this program.  A retired police officer from Canton, Ohio has been convicted...

Brotherly Love

A North Carolina man has been sentenced to five years in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for his role in a scheme that stole millions from Medicaid. Jerry Taylor was found guilty of defrauding Medicaid as well as federal tax evasion. His...

Flashy Toys and Fraudulent Billings

Rehabilitation centers are intended to be a safe space for those who suffer from substance addictions. Medicaid typically covers the bills of recovery programs for those looking to detox from alcohol or drugs.  Ohio businessman Ryan Sheridan owned and operated numerous companies dedicated to helping...

Breaking Point

Those wishing to receive treatment for alcohol and drug abuse often turn to rehabilitation facilities to help guide them to sobriety. One of Medicaid’s benefits is that many inpatient rehabilitation centers and outpatient services are partially or fully covered by the government healthcare program. Braking...

The Biggest Abuser

With a drug abuse epidemic sweeping Ohio, affected individuals are in desperate need of recovery and rehabilitation services. But the owner of numerous recovery facilities was focused on amassing a fortune through Medicaid fraud rather than meeting their needs. Ryan P. Sheridan pleaded guilty in...

Here’s a Tip

Tips can be helpful to individuals who are interested in making things easier. For example, when preparing to cook for a large number of people, it’s a good idea to read through a recipe and understand all instructions. Here’s a helpful tip that could...
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