Thursday, June 30, 2022

Pouring Salt on a Wound

The Ohio Department of Taxation intercepted fraudulent income-tax filings seeking approximately $180 million in refunds for the 2013 tax year. In previous years, the agency was able to catch an average of about $10 million. Why the sudden increase in tax fraud? It appears...

Swimming in Fraud

Many people who commit workers' compensation fraud probably dream about what they will do with all of the money they will illegally collect by working while claiming to be injured. (Visions of luxury vehicles, shopping sprees and vacations abound for sure.) A swimming pool...

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...

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...

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...

Stranded by Fraud

Truck drivers have a tough job. They work long hours hauling their loads across country through all kinds of driving conditions. They also spend weeks on the road living in a space the size of a walk-in closet. (That does not sound like much...

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...

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...

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,...
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