Sunday, January 29, 2023

The Fraudster Behind the N-95 Mask

It’s hard to believe that more than two years has passed since COVID-19 uprooted life. The health crisis caused so many changes across every aspect of life and opened the door for fraudsters to take advantage of new, pandemic-related fraud opportunities. (Nothing shows empathy...

Upcoded

Dr. Harry Doyle of Philadelphia, Penn., and his wife, Sonya Doyle entered into a hefty settlement agreement to resolve various allegations of false workers’ compensation claims. Dr. Doyle was a psychiatrist to whom an attorney referred patients receiving federal workers’ compensation benefits authorized under the...

$5,000 Will Cost You

Would you be willing to serve up to 20 years in prison and pay a fine of $250,000 in exchange for illegally obtaining $5,000 in government benefits you didn’t deserve? It seems like a pretty high price to pay for a relatively small sum...

Medicaid Brigade 

A Pittsburgh, Penn., woman pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to defraud the Pennsylvania Medicaid program. (Her rap sheet also included healthcare fraud and aggravated identity theft.) Tamika Adams, 45, was sentenced to prison, followed by supervised release, and a hefty restitution fee for her role...

Hungry for Fraud

Bader Al-Dhumani, 56, of Erie, Penn., pleaded guilty to food stamp fraud as owner of Palm Tree Market. He accepted food stamps in exchange for cash, store credit, and ineligible items. (When retailers apply to become a SNAP-authorized retailer, they must agree to certain...

A Liar, A Fraudster, A Murderer, Oh My!

You would think that a criminal, who has spent a substantial amount of time behind bars, might want to be wary of breaking the law again. Well, sad to say, Kyle McLemore, 44, of Philadelphia, Pa., apparently forged full steam ahead into another criminal...

Step Right on Up

“Step right on up and get your free cancer screening test here!” (That’s what I imagine Terri Haines, 57, of Kennett Square, Penn., may have said while swabbing her elderly victims for DNA samples.) The former medical laboratory sales representative, who made a living...

Responsibilities

Being a fiduciary is a huge responsibility. It is a commitment to act in the best interest of someone or an entity that has been placed in their care. A New Kensington, Pa., man who was the fiduciary for his service-disabled brother misappropriated money...

Betting Your Bottom Dollar

An estimated 140 million people across the United States collect coins. Some people take up the hobby because they appreciate the rarity and beauty of some coins and enjoy the challenge of finding that “perfect” coin. Others like to learn about the history, politics,...

Just Put It on My Tab

Fraudsters don’t like to pay for anything. They want what they want for free, no matter the expense to others. Former family practitioner Emilio Ramon Navarro, 60, of Coal Center, Penn., kept a tab open with Medicaid by repeatedly billing the government healthcare agency...
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