Thursday, September 20, 2018

Stuck on Fraud

Listen to this Story Many consider the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill to be the largest disaster in the history of petroleum. When the environmental catastrophe occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, the explosion and collapse of...

Doubly Unqualified

The State of Alabama 's Medicaid agency requires mental health counselors to meet specific licensure requirements before providing services to underprivileged patients and submitting claims for reimbursement. The owner of an Alabama counseling business was doubly unqualified to participate in the Medicaid program for...

Breaking the Cycle

The goal of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is to alleviate hunger and malnutrition by providing monthly benefits to eligible low-income families through electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards. An article posted on AL.com tells the story of how a few shoplifted steaks started...

Three of a Kind

Listen to this Story Disciplines and interests as diverse as writing, computer science, mathematics and medicinal chemistry have their own meanings for the ''rule of three.'' In Alabama, ''the rule of three'' turned up when the rule of law...

When the Fraud Hits the fan

Listen to this Story For many, the thought of tax season does not bring up warm feelings; but for three years, today's fraudsters turned tax season into a year-round holiday. On October 15, 2015,two defendants from Phenix City,...

Making Strides Against SIRF

Listen to this Story According to a post about Stolen Identity Refund Fraud on the Department of Justice website, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported that more than 5 million tax returns were filed using stolen identities during the 2013 tax filing season alone. (This...

Do Whatever You Want

If someone handed you a stack of cash and told you to do whatever you wanted, what would you do? (Would you go on a shopping spree, make a bank deposit or stash it under your mattress for safe keeping?) An article posted on...

Top Priority

One of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) top priorities is to prosecute criminals who use stolen identities to bilk the U.S. Treasury through the filing of fake tax returns. A recent Department of Justice press release tells about a successful prosecution and conviction of...

Keeping Stories Straight

When multiple people are involved in fraud, it is important to keep stories straight so suspicions are not raised. An article published by Alaska Dispatch News details what happened when a doctor and his office manager did not tell the same story about their...

Home Sweet Fraud

It's usually in southern tradition to make someone feel at home. Southern hospitality is about as common in most parts of the south as collard greens and Sunday church. An Alabama.com article revealed another commonality making an appearance in the south – fighting tax...
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