FRAUD OF THE WEEK – Last 5 Days
FRAUD BY TYPE
- Medicaid Fraud
- Business Tax Fraud
- Child Care Fraud
- Federal Fraud
- Food Stamp/SNAP Fraud
- Healthcare Fraud
- Homestead Exemption Fraud
- Housing and Disaster Fraud
- Identity Theft/Fraud
- Immigration Fraud
- Medicare Fraud
- Multiple Fraud and Other Offenses
- Social Security and Income Fraud
- Student Loan Fraud
- Tax Fraud
- Tax Refund Fraud
- Unemployment Insurance Fraud
- Workers Comp and Disabilities Fraud
According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, so far there have been 1,120 data breaches in 2017 alone, compromising more than 171 million records. These records include names, birth dates, Social Security numbers (SSN), addresses, phone numbers and more – all the components needed to use a stolen identity to commit fraud. These records – and the corresponding identities – are now on sale all over the dark web. According to the 2017 LexisNexis Fraud Mitigation Study, criminals who commit fraud in one industry are likely to commit fraud in other industries, as well.
FRAUD BY STATE
- New York
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Former banquet hall owners gets probation,” published by the Tribune Chronicle. The owner of a former banquet facility received two year’s probation on a misdemeanor conviction of attempted Workers’ Compensation fraud.
Elizabeth Jones Powell pleaded guilty in to federal charges of health care fraud and tax evasion. After her prison term, she will be on supervised release for three years. She will also have to pay back more than $450,000 in fraudulent Medicaid claims and unpaid taxes.
The Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation's Enforcement Division Director Stan Bexley announced today that Gerald Swing, age 43, has pled guilty in the Cherokee County Superior Court to 2 counts of insurance fraud in relation to his efforts to avoid paying workers' compensation insurance premiums for his business.
Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Wayne Restaurateur Giuseppe DiMeo Guilty In Tax Fraud Case: Feds,” published by Radnor Patch. Giuseppe "Pino" DiMeo, 49, changed his initial not guilty plea to guilty on two counts of conspiring to defraud the IRS and nine counts of filing false tax returns, according to Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen.
A Dallas company enticed patients to use Medicare-funded home health care they didn't need by giving them grocery gift cards and cash, federal prosecutors say. Dallas Home Health Care owner Viju Mathew and his wife, Mariamma Viju, were sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for the scheme, which even pitched the health services as a way to sign up for free housekeeping.
Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on a Department of Justice press release entitled, “Wisconsin Farmer Sentenced to Federal Prison for Crop Insurance Fraud.” Jeffrey Lewke (age: 39) was sentenced to six months in federal prison for a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001, making a false statement within the jurisdiction of the executive branch of the United States.
A Pikeville psychologist convicted of taking part in the largest Social Security disability fraud in U.S. history should serve 25 years in prison. Alfred Bradley Adkins also was ordered to pay $93 million in restitution to the Social Security Administration and other agencies and to forfeit $187,600 in tainted fees.
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