Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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...

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...

Better to Have It and Not Need It

Workers’ compensation premiums can be very pricey, but the cost of not having a policy can be even more expensive for an employer. If an accident occurs and an employer has allowed a workers’ compensation policy to lapse, the injured worker can sue the...

Triple Dipper

The two most common types of workers compensation fraud schemes involve employers who want to avoid high insurance premiums and employees who fake an injury so they can collect benefits they don’t deserve. A Springfield, Ohio man is the focus of today’s “Fraud of...
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