Tuesday, November 29, 2022
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Workers Comp and Disabilities Fraud

Signed, Sealed, Sentenced

Today’s fraud story is about a New Jersey doctor who took advantage of hundreds of postal service employees so that his medical practice could prosper. Mark Filippone pleaded guilty in federal court via videoconference for conspiring to violate the federal anti-kickback statute. Filippone admitted...

Gone Fishing

It’s amusing to read stories about fraudsters who get caught in the act. Today’s fraud article, which details the story of a former Bucks County, Pennsylvania corrections officer who took two undercover agents on a fishing expedition, is one of those. While out enjoying...

The Vacation is Over

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs administers four major disability compensation programs, one of which is the Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation (DFEC). In FY 2019, DFEC provided more than $3 billion in benefits to more than 217,000 federal...

Prescription for Fraud

A Fort Lee, N.J., pharmacist got caught up in an elaborate workers’ compensation fraud scheme that stole between $1.5 and $3.5 million through postal workers’ compensation claims. The pharmacist conspired with three other individuals to prescribe and dispense expensive topical pain creams that were...

Dust Bunnies

Business owners in the state of Ohio are required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). Today’s fraud case involves the owner of a Northwest Ohio cleaning business who let her company’s workers’ compensation insurance coverage lapse. Instead...

When Lying is a Felony

There are lies, and then there are lies. Given the subject, some are a way to spare someone’s feelings; others are a lapse in moral turpitude. (One thing is for certain though, lying on a government document is fraud – and a felony.) As...

Taken on a Ride

Medicaid covers eligible beneficiaries who need a ride to a doctor’s appointment, hospital or other medical office. (Obviously, the destination must be an approved provider and drivers are only supposed to transport patients to the medical appointment then back home, with no unnecessary stops in between.)...

Evading Everything

Fraudsters tend to think they should receive a special exemption when it comes to paying taxes. Today’s “Fraud of the Day” reveals a Southern California businessman who evaded millions of dollars in personal and business-related taxes owed. His tax evasion tactics led to a...

Tightly Knit

Families who are tightly knit do lots of things together such as run marathons, take nice vacations, and even start businesses together. Today’s fraudster, who was an attorney from Grand Prairie, Texas, opened several businesses with family members with the sole intent to defraud....

Benefits of Blowing the Whistle

Whistleblowers are individuals who provide information that exposes wrongdoing. In the United States, whistleblowers can file lawsuits on behalf of the government through the False Claims Act, which imposes liability on those who defraud government programs. Thanks to a brave former employee, a doctor...
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