Thursday, June 30, 2022

Empty Pot O’ Gold

Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' covers three different instances of workers' compensation fraud. Fortunately, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Special Investigation Department (SID) was able to stop three individuals from stealing benefits they did not deserve and is set to recover nearly...

Incognito

Some fraudsters go to a lot of trouble to collect government benefits, but the lies they have to tell to pull off the scam eventually catch up to them. An article posted on WorkersCompensation.com tells about a man who tried to go incognito in...

Bad Habits Die Hard

Drug and alcohol counselors offer treatment and support to patients who have substance abuse dependencies. Their goal is to help people to overcome addictions and thrive through a sober lifestyle. Although one drug and alcohol counselor in Oklahoma was licensed to...

Living Within Her Means

Fraudsters of all ages have at least one thing in common – greed. No matter the age, selfishness is usually the root of every fraudulent crime committed. An article posted on the Philadelphia CBS affiliate's Web site reports that despite her age,...

National Trending

It takes effort to stay trendy. You can't walk around in the coolest clothes, drive the hippest car and sing lyrics to the most popular songs without good research. That being said, you may have one question, ''Does the same effort apply to staying...

The Fraud Freeway to Prison

Truck drivers are more likely to experience nonfatal and fatal injuries on the job than any other American worker. Sadly, domestic truckers account for twelve percent of national labor fatalities, making particularly troublesome a recent news report on an Ohio transport company owner's refusal...

Oh, the Humanity!

Have you ever experienced the blood-boiling irritation induced by people who refuse to own up to their wrongdoings, even after they've been caught red-handed? Take the recent case of a 29-year-old Ohio man, who, after a three-year stint illegally collecting food stamps, blamed his...

Self-Inflicted Injury

Vocational rehabilitation services match injured or disabled workers with jobs that suit their abilities. A woman who ran two vocational rehabilitation businesses in Ohio that provided job placement for injured workers took advantage of the employees and the employers she supposedly helped by overbilling...

Fraudsters Use Social Media Too

If you don't want anyone to know where you are, don't post a picture of yourself on any social media platform. An article posted on WorkersCompensation.com tells about an Ohio woman who was trying to hide from workers' compensation investigators, but revealed her location...

A Gift Horse

When a judge decides to give a convicted criminal a break for his or her offense, it would behoove the criminal to be grateful and not look a gift horse in the mouth. An article in The Oregonian states that a man, who bilked...
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