Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Hanging Up on Fraud

We live in a day and age when wireless devices outnumber the U.S. population. Even though we are more connected than ever, we tend to take communication for granted and forget that millions of low-income people can't afford phone service. The Federal...

Oh My Aching Back

Medicare does not cover the costs of massage therapy; however, it does pay for physical therapy when deemed medically necessary. The operator of several Los Angeles County rehabilitation clinics tried to skirt around Medicare's explicit rules in this area by claiming his patients had...

Memories Live On

When faced with death, it's hard to say goodbye to a loved one. But, survivors can be comforted by good memories of their dearly departed through pictures and personal items. A former New Jersey man continued to be reminded of his deceased wife each...

Lies and Omissions

Omission can be a mistake resulting from neglect or lack of proper attention. Or it can be deliberate (which makes it another form of lying.) A press release from the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of the Inspector General tells about a woman whose...

Dream Job

Ever thought about what your dream job would be? Do you want to be the boss? How about running your own company? Want to work out of your house instead of wasting several hours a day stuck in commuter traffic? ...

Double your Crime, Double the Time

So how much of a prison sentence should you get when you not only help people obtain unlawfully produced driver's licenses, but also provide this service exclusively to criminals? We've got double the trouble here, as a New Hampshire dynamic duo teamed up to...

Guest Writer: Richard Ainsworth

Sales suppression, also known as skimming, is an old retail fraud. A businessman simply keeps two tills. He rings up some sales for the record, and other sales are either not rung up at all or handled through an open cash drawer. Technology has changed...

Taking a Gamble

To participate in Medicare fraud is to take a huge gamble. The odds of winning are not great as a former owner and manager of three Florida home health agencies can testify. The Medicare Strike Force successfully prosecuted him for his role in a...

Zombie Fraud

It's pretty common to hear about fraud cases where the identity of a deceased person has been stolen by a criminal and used to collect a variety of government benefits for years before getting caught. Sadly, a story in the Conroe-Montgomery County Patch profiles...

New Jersey Woman Gets Prison Time for Student Loan Fraud

Going on to higher education can be quite pricey, so the need for student loans is pretty common. But what about when you start applying for upwards of 90 student loans in the time span of four years? Better yet – what about when...
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