Friday, August 18, 2017

Fake It ‘Til You Make It

A family who owned and operated a counseling business in Georgia successfully faked a vast amount of documents, then submitted them to Medicaid. Their fraudulent efforts paid off initially and they received more than $3 million from the government health care benefits program. (However,...

Thick as Thieves

The idiom ''thick as thieves'' refers to a group of people who are described as close friends. Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' article tells about three women who were closer than friends – they were sisters who banded together as ''partners in crime.'' The...

Family Dysfunctions

If you're billing the government for services that you never provided, you're committing fraud. (Just a general rule of thumb.) As stated in a press release, the Georgia Attorney General's office prosecuted a woman who owned and operated an Atlanta-area behavioral health clinic for...

When Fraud Becomes Fashionable

Listen to this Story</strong? Every year, millions of college students go to class with the goal that if they work hard, they will someday have a good job and a prosperous future. Today's fraudsters thought they deserved the material benefits...

Customer Satisfaction

Listen to this Story If a business wants to stay in operation, a customer satisfaction policy is a ''must.'' (If a customer is not satisfied with the service received, they will most likely go elsewhere to get what they...

Misleading

Fraudsters are adept at misleading others to think that their actions are legitimate. (The more they get away with it, the more they try to do it.) An article posted on InsuranceJournal.com reports that a deceptive woman misrepresented her condition 19 times on workers'...

The Fraud is in the Details

Fraudsters usually take great care to bury their illegal actions within the minutia of a scheme, but ironically that is where the majority of mistakes are made. In an article published by the Ledger-Enquirer, a Georgia woman was able to hide the details of...

Hiding in Plain View

A popular book character in a children's series follows a man who travels around the world with a variety of items to assist in his adventures. It is the reader's job to search extremely detailed illustrated pages to find the lost traveler and the...

Shortcut to Jail

It's ok to take a shortcut if you're running behind on time and need to get to a destination quickly. It's not ok to take a shortcut to circumvent U.S. immigration law. (Chances are if you disobey the government's system for legal entry and...

The Sting of Fraud

No one likes to be stung – whether by a bee, a bad belly flop into a swimming pool or by undercover government agents. (It's just not comfortable.) Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' from the Gwinnett Daily Post follows the story of a Georgia...
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