Tuesday, September 12, 2017

FRAUD OF THE WEEK – Last 5 Days

Home Sweet Fraudulent Home

New York’s Geneva Housing Authority (GHA) strives to improve the quality of life for its community’s lower income residents. The organization administers public and...

Seems Like Forever

Fraud in Absentia

Mistaken Identity

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...

Triple Punishment

Medicaid covers approximately 13 percent of Nebraska’s population to include low-income children, pregnant women, adults, seniors and people with disabilities. According to the state’s...

Minimal Crime Means Time

There is no gray area when it comes to participating in a crime. It doesn’t matter whether you played a big part or a...

Self-directed Fraud

When an on-the-job injury occurs that warrants workers’ compensation benefits, the injured worker is required to visit a licensed physical therapist or chiropractor, who...

FEDERAL FRAUD

Fraudulently Impaired

Individuals certified as mentally impaired can qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Today’s “Fraud of the Day” takes a look at an Eastern Kentucky...

A Mission of Omission

The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers monthly Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments for children with disabilities. Children that are younger than 18 must have...

Pawning off the Kids

There are some parents who pawn their kids off to other relatives or friends to watch and take care of them as often as...

One for the History Books

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Owner of Dallas Health Care Company Gets 17 Years in Federal Prison for Role in Huge Fraud” published by Dallas Observer. U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay sentenced the owner of a Dallas home health care company to 17 years in federal prison Tuesday for his role in what authorities have called the biggest instance of home health care fraud in the history of Medicare and Medicaid. Lindsay also ordered Wilbert James Veasey Jr., 65, to pay more than $23 million in restitution to Medicare and more than $506,000 in restitution to Medicaid. According to federal prosecutors, Veasey and his co-defendants, Jacques Roy, Cynthia Stiger and Charity Eleda, "engaged in a large-scale, sophisticated health care fraud scheme in which they conspired together and with others to defraud Medicare and Medicaid through companies they owned/controlled: Medistat Group Associates, P.A., Apple of Your Eye Health Care Services, Inc., Ultimate Care Home Health Services and Charry Home Care Services."

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