Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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...

Can’t You Hear the Whistle Blow

Government benefit programs rely on the honesty and integrity of insiders to report fraud, waste and abuse. Large financial rewards can be given to whistleblowers who share any information that may be helpful in stopping the misuse of benefits intended for qualified beneficiaries. Today's...

Money Talks

Many people have strong principles and would never dream of compromising their values when presented with an opportunity to make a lot of money through fraudulent means. Then there are others who would leap at the opportunity to make a quick buck or a...

Head Check

According to an article published in the News & Observer, a North Carolina woman, who ran a counseling business, scammed Medicaid by using patient ID numbers to bill the government benefits program for services that were not needed nor provided. (Did I mention the...

No Contest

When a plea of ''no contest'' is made, it means that the defendant accepts the alleged charges against him or her without admitting guilt or offering a defense. One advantage of entering this type of plea could include the avoidance of a very expensive...

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...

Image is Everything

To pull off a scheme capable of stealing $205 million from Medicare, there's usually a multitude of players involved in a game that robs the elderly and the poor of medical benefits. An article posted on WPTV.com covers a man who was responsible for...

The Fraudster Next Door

How well do you know your next door neighbors? You might converse with them at the annual neighborhood party, toss their daily newspaper over the white picket fence as a friendly gesture or offer to watch their house while away on vacation, but...

Lagging Behind

Sometimes people with incomes below the federal poverty level need a little extra help to catch up to those who have more resources. In 1965, the federal government launched the Head Start program, which was intended to support children under the age of...

Double Billing

Government investigations and prosecutions involving pharmacies around the country are on the rise, due to an increase in fraudulent Medicare billing schemes. One common tactic for bilking the government healthcare benefits program includes billing for and dispensing large numbers of painkillers and other...

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