Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Handi-capped or Handy-can?

Despite what many people may want to believe, stealing from the government is not a sustainable way to make end's meet. NBC 4 in Ohio has the story of a handyman caught doing handy-work while collecting temporary total disability benefits from the state's Bureau...

Tragic Consequences of Fraud

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Woman sentenced in Medicaid fraud case related to a minor’s death” posted on fox45now.com. A former nurse who had been convicted of involuntary manslaughter in connection with 14-year-old Makayla Norman's death received a federal sentence for healthcare fraud Wednesday. Mollie Parsons, 47 of Middletown, had been sentenced to service 10 years in prison for her role in Norman's death. She had been employed as a home healthcare nurse for the girl with severe physical impairments.

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...

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...

Pesky Fraudsters

There are lots of pesky things that are bothersome such as ants who invade your kitchen counters and termites who silently eat away at your home's foundation. Fortunately, there are chemical solutions to both of these problems—any local exterminator can put an end to...

Getting Away with Nothing

An employer is required to submit payroll taxes for each employee. If they hold money from an employee's paycheck, but don't pay the correct portion to the government, payroll fraud occurs. An article published by WKBN.com reports that the owners of a...

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...

Driving Away Fraud

A driver's license provides a great deal of freedom for the permit holder, while requiring an enormous amount of responsibility. States won't issue a license until a driver has passed a series of tests that conclude the bearer is prepared and able to...

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...

Put It in the Bank

Do you remember saving money as a child? You might get a little money here and there for a birthday or celebratory occasion, and it would often be followed by an adult saying, ''Now, you put that in the bank and save it.'? Putting...
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