Friday, December 2, 2022

Bad Hotel Service

Everyone wants to enjoy a nice vacation where the hotel is equipped with fresh bedding, soft towels, room service, and large entertainment systems. (All these amenities cost the hotel a pretty penny behind the scenes.) One hotel owner went too far in trying to...

Benefits Gone in a SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), provides government benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency. Individuals must qualify to receive these benefits, so it’s particularly egregious that an economic support specialist with...

More Than a Time Out

Most successful criminals elude law enforcement because they know how not to get caught. They try to blend in by behaving in ways that convince others that they are not a threat. They also rely on a lack of evidence to convict them and...

Things That Go Together

Some things go together perfectly like salt and pepper, peanut butter and jelly, or shoes and socks. The owner of a Milwaukee, Wisconsin mental health clinic tried to use an interesting combination of urine tests and offshore telemedicine therapy to carry out a Medicaid fraud scheme. (That’s...

Just Trying to Get By

Criminals commit fraud for a variety of reasons. Some want to live a lavish lifestyle, while others are trying to make ends meet and they figure a little fraud here and there wouldn’t hurt anyone. Dr. Ravi Murali, 39, formerly of Edgerton, Wisc., said...

The Concealing Game

Typically known for its production of cheese and the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin is also home to fraudster John P. Fischer. (I’m sure that Wisconsin wishes it were not his home.) Fischer was recently sentenced after pleading guilty to Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) fraud. Fischer...

Gold Chip Scheme

Open enrollment for Medicare is in full swing. (Ask any senior citizen how many telemarketing calls or mailings they’re getting right now.) That’s why it’s important to heed a Milwaukee woman’s warning about a Medicare ‘gold chip’ card scheme. Paula Rhyner, 67, answered what...

Fraud Finder

It's always interesting to discover how fraudsters spend their illegally gained funds. Some like fancy cars, luxurious houses or expensive vacations. A mom and son duo mentioned in an article posted on WAFF.com are charged with stealing approximately $100,000 from a government funded health...

Sanctimonious and Erroneous

Stealing money, even with the intention of paying it back, is still a crime. And the punishment can set you back further than where you started. According to a K2 Radio report of a Wyoming man, his ''benefits borrowing scheme'' from the Unemployment Division...
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