Sunday, April 22, 2018

A Bad Seed

There are multiple reasons for pruning. In general, it helps the plant, and its foliage to become stronger and healthier. Today 's fraudster, who worked for a tree and landscape company, had already been "pruned" once for a prior workers' compensation conviction. (Unfortunately, the...

Anything Fraud Worth Doing…

Listen to this Story. Some people simply don't know their limits. They might be trying too hard, not knowing when to quit or biting off more than they can chew. Two fraudsters who exemplify this behavior were the recent subjects of a New Haven Register...

Golden Goose and Rotten Egg

Some parents don't have a problem becoming empty nesters, as long as they can use their disabled kid's benefits to keep fluffing up the nest. (Yes, it's an ugly one today, ducklings.) The U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts issued a press release about...

Free Trip to Court

The United States Attorney’s Office announced a federal court convicted Deborah Joy Durand of False Statements to Obtain Federal Employees’ Compensation Benefits, Wire Fraud, False Claims Relating to Workers’ Compensation Benefits, and Theft of Government Property. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris presided over the 3-day trial.

Big Boo Boo

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Phenix City resident convicted of stolen identity fraud ring that sought $26 million,” posted on AL.com. A Phenix City resident was convicted by a federal jury for stealing the identities of soldiers, state prisoners and teenagers in a scheme that sought $26 million in false tax returns.

Plotting Fraud

Sometimes you have to wonder how an author comes up with a plot for a best-selling novel. Elements that make for great fiction can include a protagonist using their position of power to steal from the poor in order to fund a lavish lifestyle....

Diagnostic Fraud

Diagnostic tests are necessary to determine how to correctly treat medical symptoms and conditions. A California man used his diagnostic testing clinics to carry out a scheme that bilked nearly $7 million from Medicare by ordering unnecessary tests for patients he illegally recruited. (The...

American Dollars or Canadian Bacon?

It seems that a group of Canadians, who conspired with a California convict to cheat the United States government out of nearly $10 million dollars in federal income tax refunds, aren't going to be heading over the border for french fries and gravy anytime...

Sounds Like Fraud

A Garland, Texas healthcare administrator recently pleaded guilty to her role in a $5.1 million Medicare fraud conspiracy. The conspiracy stemmed from a family bent on bilking Medicare through the submission of false claims for hearing related services. According to documents filed in the case,...

One for the Books

It takes a conniving mind to make claims to the Internal Revenue Service for more than $63 million dollars in fraudulent income tax refunds, all processed by a single tax preparation business. (It also takes a lot of chutzpah.)But federal prosecutors allege that is...
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