Sunday, April 22, 2018

Flirting with Fraud

The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to disabled or blind adults and children who have limited income and resources. SSI also provides monthly benefits for individuals 65-years-old and older who are not disabled, but meet the financial limits. A...

Family Loyalty

In some families, loyalty runs deep ,so deep that members are willing to risk committing crimes to remain a part of the family unit. One man 's family loyalty caused him to commit multiple types of fraud, including the creation of a fraudulent passport...

Hands-Off

It would be prudent for doctors to make sure that their billing staff kept detailed patient records, particularly when submitting claims to Medicare. A Houston doctor may have put too much trust into his staff's abilities when he signed off on unnecessary tests for...

In the Grand Scheme of Things

A sentence of 32 years is a long time to spend behind bars. You would think that amount of punishment would motivate a criminal to be on good behavior with the hopes of an early release. Not so for today 's fraudster, who was...

What’s Behind Door #1, #2 and #3?

Myrna S. Parcon, a/k/a “Merna Parcon,” 62, of Dallas and Ransome N. Etindi, 57, of Waxahachie, Texas, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jane Boyle for their role in a nearly $60 million Medicare fraud scheme, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Bad Apple in the Big Apple

As reported in the New York Daily News, today's tale is of a New Yorker who admitted to a long-term fraud against the Social Security Administration (SSA) over disability benefits. The New Yorker retired because of a shoulder injury after a 12-year career, but then...

In Hot Water

Hot tubs are great for anyone with sore muscles or chronic pain. According to a Department of Justice press release, the person at the center of today's ''Fraud of the Day'' spent up to 15 hours a day in a hot tub due to...

A La Carte Punishment

Usually, it is the judicial system 's responsibility to deliver a fair and adequate punishment to prevent a criminal from repeating illegal acts. A New Hampshire man who stole $100,000 from the Social Security Administration (SSA) appears to be calling the shots when it...

Not a Peep

DORIS S. PITCHER, age 66, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, pled guilty before U.S. District Judge James J. Brady to theft of government funds, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641. As a result of her conviction, PITCHER faces a potential prison term of up to ten years as well as restitution.

Adding Insult to Injury

There 's nothing like trying to repair your credit record, then being victimized by the very entity that was supposed to help you do it. (Talk about adding insult to injury.) That 's what happened in today 's "Fraud of the Day," which tells...
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