Saturday, July 21, 2018

Tamper Resistant

When criminals get desperate, they'll do just about anything to avoid getting caught, even if it means tampering with a witness. An article published by The Montana Standard tells about a mental health therapist who asked one of her Medicaid patients to lie for...

If the Shoe Fits

It 's no secret that most women love shoes. It 's not clear whether the woman in today 's "Fraud of the Day" had a shoe fetish, but she most definitely used her position as a store manager for a diabetic footwear store to...

Mother-Daughter Collusion

Mother-daughter relationships can be complicated. (Especially when it involves criminal activity.) Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' is about a mom and a daughter who were in collusion to bilk the Kansas Medicaid program of more than $3,000 while both were incarcerated. The daughter billed the...

Falling on Hard Times

A variety of things can cause a person to fall on hard times. A debilitating illness, job loss or financial trouble can make people do desperate things. An article published in The Daily Item reports on an elderly father and son who teamed up...

Hungry for Fraud

As senior citizens age, it becomes harder to prepare nutritious meals, especially if living on a limited budget. Fortunately, Medicaid provides home-delivered meals to qualified beneficiaries. An article posted on MagicValley.com details the story of an Idaho-based, Medicaid-certified home-delivery meal provider that is in...

Rolling Along

Medicare fraud involving motorized wheelchairs is big business. The crime is commonly committed by unscrupulous doctors and medical supply companies that are out to make a few extra bucks. Net News Publisher reports that a former officer of a San Bernandino Durable Medical Equipment...

Well-earned Punishment

Usually, most people like to be rewarded for their efforts with a pat on the back or a sentiment such as ''good job.'' Three people at the center of today's ''Fraud of the Day'' accomplished stealing $3 million from Medicaid and as a result,...

No Free Rides

Medicaid pays for non-emergency ambulance transportation costs as long as a doctor provides a statement justifying the need for the service. (Medicaid beneficiaries are eligible for this service if they don't have a working vehicle or a driver's license; have a mental or physical...

Abandoned

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.

Justice Served Twice

Witnesses are not always needed in order to convict someone of a crime. A story published by Home Health Care News tells about a case against a woman convicted for taking part in a hospice-related health care fraud. She asked for a new trial...

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