Thursday, June 30, 2022

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,...

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...

Costly Cure

A former clinical pharmacy manager from Jonesborough was sentenced to 16 months in federal prison for healthcare fraud, which resulted in at least a $4.4 million loss to TennCare.

Fraud Buffet

If you try to look up the online menu for the New China Buffet & Grill (NCBG) in Clarksville, Tenn., you’ll find that the restaurant is permanently closed. However, its “out of business” status is not due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but because of...

False Diagnosis

While COVID-19 has caused hardship for many, it has promoted advancements in telemedicine, which physicians turned to as a way to provide health care services to their patients. As stay-at-home orders were issued across the U.S., a report states that telehealth utilization was 38...

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...

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...
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