Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the conviction of a Pocola, Oklahoma man for Medicaid fraud. Shawn Howard pleaded guilty in Pulaski County Circuit Court and was sentenced to five years in the Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC), with an additional 15 years suspended.


Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Clifton Medical Supply Store Owner Admits To $100,000 Medicaid Fraud Scheme” published by South Passaic Daily Voice.

Exploiting Relatives

It’s bad enough when a random person is victimized by a fraudster, but when someone is victimized by their own family member, it’s even worse. A New York woman took advantage of two relatives and New York’s Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program by stealing...

Flying Under the Radar

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.

Triple Punishment

Medicaid covers approximately 13 percent of Nebraska’s population to include low-income children, pregnant women, adults, seniors and people with disabilities. According to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services, the government program contracts with about 80,000 medical providers to take care of those...

Dialing for Medicaid Benefits

There are many organizations who use phones to raise funds to keep their programs up and running. They reach out to potential donors by calling for monetary support. Today’s “Fraud of the Day” explains how a woman and her son dialed into a New...

Not a Coincidence

A judge has ordered a Canyon County man to complete three years of probation as part of his sentence for stealing approximately $13,000 in Medicaid payments by illegally billing Idaho for medical services regarding an adopted son.

This Boat Don’t Float

It’s tough for small business owners to keep their companies afloat without qualified, hardworking employees. The owner of a small Minnesota company that provided personal care assistants (PCAs) for disabled clients misrepresented her staff’s qualifications to Medicaid through the submission of $601,000 in fraudulent...

Lurking Fraudsters

It’s back to school time and as children return to the classroom, it’s important to stay mindful of fraudsters who may be lurking around looking for a way to steal your child’s identity. The Federal Trade Commission reports that in 2016, 15,496 identity theft...

Costly Cure

A former clinical pharmacy manager from Jonesborough was sentenced to 16 months in federal prison for healthcare fraud, which resulted in at least a $4.4 million loss to TennCare.

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