Friday, August 6, 2021

Get Back to Work!

There are basically four ways an individual can be prosecuted for committing workers compensation fraud: 1) faking a work injury; 2) secretly working while collecting workers’ compensation benefits; 3) collecting benefits from multiple employers; and, 4) fraud rings. Today’s fraudster from Midland, Texas chose...

COVID Feature: The Wizards of Fraud

Just about everyone is familiar with The Wizard of Oz movie. While the Wizard of Oz character appeared in different forms throughout the popular 1939 movie terrorizing Dorothy and her friends, it turned out that he was simply a conman hiding behind a curtain....

Norfolk woman spent dead mom’s Social Security

The death of a parent is always hard to accept – mustering the strength to move past the event often takes time. For one Virginia woman, it took nearly 14 years for her to ''accept'' her mother had passed. Though it might have gone...

Crushed By Wheelin’ and Dealin’

It should be a relief to honest citizens to know that bankruptcy isn't simply a get-out-of-jail-free card for fraudsters. According to KentReporter.com, Washington state authorities rolled right over a man who willingly endangered poor and disabled patients when he provided them with used wheelchairs...

Sticky Situation

For people who have bad backs, electric nerve stimulators can do wonders for a fairly low price. (Back surgery costs quite a bit more and doesn't always guarantee relief.) An article published in the Austin Business Journal tells how the owner of a Texas...

License to Defraud

A medical license is a pretty important piece of paper that allows a physician to legally practice medicine. According to an article in Insurance Journal, the owner of a Houston health clinic used foreign medical students without medical licenses to treat injured patients and...

American Citizen Fakes Identity, Choosing Deportation Over Prison

We've all heard of illegal immigrants posing as Americans to gain work – but what about Americans posing as illegal immigrants to gain travel? That's the story of this fraud of the day, based on a report by the Christian Post. It all started...

Forging Ahead

One of the most common schemes used to bilk money from Medicare involves the unnecessary supply of power wheelchairs and medical supply accessories. An article published by The Tyler Morning Telegraph profiles a health care supply company owner who bilked Medicare of more than...

Orthodontist found guilty of more than 1,800 cases of fraud

Imagine earning money for services never performed – and that came from public coffers. That's exactly what Dr. Richard Malouf did, according to Texas Medicaid investigators. Malouf, an orthodontist with several clinics in Dallas, falsely billed Medicaid for services that other doctors performed, some...

Adult Supervision

Sometimes adults need care and supervision during the day. Whether it’s senior citizens or disabled citizens, adult day care centers can provide enjoyment, entertainment and companionship. Today, we take a look at the former owner and operator of two adult day care centers in...
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