Tuesday, November 29, 2022

From Soup to Workers Comp Fraud

Correction Officers have a tough job. They are responsible for keeping incarcerated individuals safe, whether in jail, at a work release or drug treatment center, or in any other type of correctional facility. Hoai Le, 49, of West Hartford, Conn., was allegedly injured while...

Something’s Shifty

Julio Lopez, of Los Angeles, Calif., and formerly of Worcester, Mass., pleaded guilty to workers compensation fraud for his role in a scheme to hide cash wages from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). (Everyone knows that it’s not a good idea to hide anything...

True Abilities

Firefighters are heroes. They sacrifice their lives to save others in peril. They control and extinguish fires and rescue people and animals from dangerous situations. These brave people need to be in really good shape and know how to handle heavy equipment. (The job...

Dear Old Dad

It’s always interesting to see what illegal actions a fraudster is willing to take to make a little bit of cash. A Randolph, N.Y., woman was willing to trade her freedom for a few thousand dollars in illegally gained workers’ compensation benefits. (Why do...

A Couple of Fraud Birds

A Minnesota husband and wife have been sentenced for cheating their employees out of workers’ compensation insurance. Leroy and Joyce Mehr admitted in court to swindling their employees out of more than $300,000. The Mehrs owned and operated a drywall company in Clearwater, MN....

Black Belt in Fraud

Workers’ Compensation programs are intended to aid those who have been injured on-the-job and are unable to return to work. This program provides financial support to the injured party in the form of wage compensation. Fraudsters often seek to exploit workers’ compensation benefits by...

No Rest or Retirement

Workers’ Compensation programs provide wage replacement benefits, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation, and other benefits to individuals who have experienced work-related injuries or diseases. Every day, employees turn into fraudsters by trying to exploit this program.  A retired police officer from Canton, Ohio has been convicted...

Stolen Funds

Michael Ray Williams of Daly City, Calif. has been sentenced after pleading no contest to two felony counts of insurance fraud. Williams illegally worked multiple jobs while collecting tens of thousands in workers’ compensation benefits from different insurers.  Workers’ Compensation is a form of insurance...

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...

A Fallen Fraudster

California resident Fernando Torres Garcia was recently arraigned at the Kern County Superior Court after surrendering in early October. Garcia faces nearly a dozen counts of insurance fraud which alleges that he lied to his employer and the Federal Government in an attempt to...
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