Friday, July 30, 2021

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...

Tricky Trucker

One of the most common ways for people to commit fraud against workers’ compensation programs is to keep working in some other capacity while collecting benefits related to their last job. (The job they left because they were deemed unable to work.) Some people...

Pay Now or Pay Later

People who commit workers’ compensation fraud are either trying to steal from the system or avoid paying the necessary premiums for their employees’ coverage. These unscrupulous individuals don’t realize just how serious their crimes are, until they are caught. (Then it’s too late.) Today’s fraudster...

Caught Working

Sometimes it’s a bad thing for people to see you working. Such was the case of a former deputy sheriff in Zanesville, Ohio, who is facing a hefty fine after defrauding the state Workers’ Compensation program. The 56-year-old man apparently filed the claim regarding his...

Fraud Awareness Week: Success in Ohio

When the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) created its Special Investigations Department (SID) in 1993, investigative professionals in the new department knew they would need to do more than detect, identify and investigate suspected workers’ compensation fraud. To fully meet the department’s mandate...

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...

Diaper Duty

A Columbus, Ohio man tried to dupe Medicaid by pretending to wear diapers so he could collect more than $250,000 in benefits he did not deserve. While Ohio is one of many states that currently offers incontinence supplies as part of its Medicaid coverage,...

Horsing Around

The Ohio Industrial Commission and the Special Investigations Department of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) determined that it was appropriate to terminate permanent disability benefits that were being awarded to a man who was caught training and taking care of horses. (I...
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