Friday, December 15, 2017

Taking Down Fraud

The Medicare Strike Force doesn't put up with fraud and strives to prevent criminals from bilking the government program of billions of dollars from dishonest charges. They've been pretty successful with their efforts – especially in the Detroit area, where more than 164...

Minnesota Auditor Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for $2 Million in Fraud

Who audits the auditor? This story is a stark reminder that even those entrusted with checking the books need to be checked from time to time. A now-former auditor for the Minnesota Department of Revenue has been sentenced to five years in...

Left Holding the Bag

What would you do with $14.9 million? Would you buy a mansion on a lake, take a trip around the world and stay at every five-star hotel you could find, or would you put this small fortune in the bank and watch it...

A Market for Food Stamps

Specialty markets pop up all over the US, offering unique foods, beverages, trinkets and other great finds. But what do you call specialty markets that offer cash for food stamps? Easy – it's called committing fraud. The scene is Flint, Michigan, where the San Francisco...

House Call

Back in the early to mid-20th century, house calls by doctors were considered a common practice, especially in rural areas. Today, house calls are usually reserved for those who are unable to get to the doctor's office and are performed by home health...

Expecting Fraud

The average life expectancy in the United States is on the rise. As the population ages, additional assistance is needed for those who can no longer manage their lives independently, or just want to get out of the house for some mental and...

Michigan Cuts off Lotto Winner’s Food Stamps

Do you ever play the lottery? If so, you might find yourself imagining what life would be like if you won the jackpot. Maybe you dream about traveling, buying a new house, putting your kids through school or donating money to charity. You may...

Fostering Fraud

Adult daycare centers or adult foster care homes provide specialized programs and a place to live for developmentally disabled or mentally ill individuals who are no longer able to care for themselves in their own homes. The idea behind the concept is to have...

Does Having a Loophole Make it Right?

If you won the lottery, do you think you'd spend any of that money on food? Laws on the books today assume you wouldn't. Many states don't count lottery or gambling winnings as income, so thousands of winners each year continue to be eligible...

A Little Off the Top

Payroll processing can be overwhelming for businesses that don't have the staff or the accounting knowledge needed to complete the task. Fortunately, there are companies that can help eliminate the challenges of payroll processing. An article published in the Kansas City Business Journal tells...
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