Wednesday, June 23, 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...

Random Acts of Fraud

Random acts of kindness are meant to make someone's day a little brighter. Usually the intent is to inspire others to pass along the favor and make another person's day by also doing something kind. Eventually, if multiple acts of kindness reach enough people,...

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...

A Little Off the Top

Money may not grow on trees, but that did not stop today's fraudster from trying to shave a little green off with his chainsaw. A recent piece by WCPO-Channel 9 details how an Ohio man was convicted for workers' compensation fraud and forgery after...

Married with Restitution

Many Americans live by the mantra that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. That sort of opportunistic impulse invigorates many people with a strong sense of entrepreneurship, including criminally-minded opportunists. The Dayton Daily News reports on an Ohio couple, who defrauded the state's...

Hiding Behind a Lie

You can hide behind a lie for a while, but you can't hide from the truth forever. An Ohio man with a long arrest record tried to hide behind another man's identity for nearly three years, but he was eventually caught lying to his...

Who Can You Trust?

If you can't trust your family, who can you trust? Sadly, many fraudsters use family members, either deceased or living, to commit fraud. Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' covers three defendants in two separate cases who victimized their family members for personal gain. The first...

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...

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...

Staggering Statistics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) reports that more than 115 Americans die each day from overdosing on opioids. (This includes the misuse and addiction to opioids such as prescription pain relievers, heroin and synthetic opioids.)...
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