Saturday, December 10, 2022

No Honor Among Fraudsters

Two Tennessee doctors were recently sentenced for their roles in a conspiracy to defraud Tricare out of tens of millions of dollars. (Tricare is a government health insurance program that offers affordable healthcare to members of the military and their dependents.) Dr. Susan Vergot...

In Need of Enlightenment

Fraudsters have good intentions, said no one ever. Their motives are just plain selfish. Porsha Tims Bush, 41, of Knoxville, Tenn., pleaded guilty to wire fraud for intending to steal more than half a million dollars in in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic...

Superman or Super Liar?

Donald McCoy, 54, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., was sentenced for his role in a scheme that led him to plead guilty in January 2020 to healthcare fraud, mail fraud, and money laundering charges. McCoy previously admitted in court to defrauding TennCare, Tennessee's state-run Medicaid program,...

Free Ride

A free ride can turn into a very expensive ride when those who commit fraud against government benefits programs get caught. Such is the case of a Mississippi woman, who took more than a free ride, compliments of the Medicaid...

Technology is a Fraudsters Friend

Today’s fraudsters aren’t working alone. They have technology. Fraudsters go where the money is and online is where it’s at. Considering how we have put our “life” online, our digital identity is more important than ever. The acceleration of the digital transformation resulted in...

Elusive Fraudster Gets Caught

Fraudsters tend to think they will never be caught or prosecuted for committing a crime. They could not be more wrong. A Rutherford, Tenn., woman went on the lam to avoid being charged with TennCare fraud. She eluded law enforcement for a year and...

You Can Run, But You Don’t Have To Hide

After six years on the run, a Mexican man who lived in Nashville when he allegedly defrauded the U.S. government has been captured by authorities. In 2015, Claudio Juarez and 46 others were charged with conspiracy to file false income tax returns against the United...

Tyranny of Fraud

A tyrant can be defined as someone in a position of authority who uses his or her power in a harmful way. Fraud is tyrannous and – when it comes to government benefits fraud – it usually starts out with someone who uses...

Don’t Do the Crime if You Can’t Do the Time

We've all heard the expression: ''don't do the crime if you can't do the time.'' It basically means we should all think twice about breaking a rule or law if we don't think we can handle the consequences that come along with...
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