Monday, September 20, 2021

Family Ties

In an ideal world, a functional family is supposed to be a positive and loving support system that sustains members through both easy and tough times, while offering wisdom and guidance that encourages sound decision-making. On the other hand, a dysfunctional family thinks they...

COVID Feature: Double Scam

Samuel Yates of Maud, Tex., has been charged with allegedly filling out fraudulent applications for more than $5 million dollars in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Yates was charged with two counts of wire fraud for seeking PPP loans from two different Texas-based banks....

Clinically Fraudulent

A doctor is supposed to advocate for their patients and uphold the Hippocratic Oath. While most doctors do this, there are a few rotten apples who seek to take advantage of their patients. This is the case for a doctor from Port Neches, Tex.,...

Another Piece of the Fraud Puzzle

One of the largest Medicare fraud schemes in history bilked the government of approximately $375 million over a six-year period and allegedly involved 11,000 home health care patients and 500 health care agencies. According to an article in D Healthcare, another piece of...

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...

Repeat Offender

Some criminals just can't help themselves. Once they start down the path towards a life of crime, it is often hard to turn back. The Sugar Land Sun reports on a Houston woman, who was already serving time for a prior conviction,...

Precarious Position

East Texas is largely rural, and until one doctor opened six hospitals across that area of the state, residents did not have readily accessible emergency care. Initially, the hospital chain was a welcome addition, until accusations of fraud emerged. An article in The Dallas...

Cash Advance

When people face problems with their cash flow or need money fast, a cash advance can be an ideal solution. Cash advances can be obtained legally through banks, ATM machines and credit cards for a fee and a sizable interest rate between 20-25 percent...

Concrete Confessions

Do you like the expression? ''It's set in stone''? It is great to use when talking about sentencing fraudsters. It is music to my ears to hear: ''The sentencing for fraud is set in stone.'? According to an Amarillo Globe-News article, one...

COVID Feature: Follow the Money

Fraudsters tend to take advantage of vulnerable situations for their own selfish gain. A Houston man is accused of doing just that by fraudulently applying for aid meant to assist those financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. (Sadly, he’s one of many unscrupulous individuals...
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