Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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...

Lifestyles of the Momentarily Rich and Fraudulent

If there was a television show that featured the extravagant lifestyles of the momentarily rich and fraudulent, today 's fraudster would have an entire episode dedicated just to her. She fell for the typical fraudster 's dream ,she truly thought she could have everything...

Avoidance Never Pays Off

Fraudsters are pretty good avoiders. They generally shun earning an honest living and admitting guilt when caught. While today's ''Fraud of the Day'' is about a Nebraska man who actually did work, he lied about the fact he was working and then sidestepped admitting...

Major Fraud Against Minors

Kids in foster care are among our society's most vulnerable and deal with untold loss. Sadly, they also are among our most targeted for fraud, as is the case in today's Fraud of the Day. The story, reported in the Elko Daily Free Press,...

From Fraud to Worse

The Omaha World-Herald has the troublesome story of a woman who defrauded Medicaid of more than $200,000 by submitting false claims for mental health and substance abuse counseling. This same woman, the report states, last year struck and killed a pedestrian with her car....

Stretching the Truth

Most people are guilty of stretching the truth at some point. (What they generally don't count on is having their supposed ''facts'' reviewed for accuracy. They hope that their claims will be taken at face value without further investigation.) An article published in The...

Man Uses Undocumented Immigrants to Perpetrate $4.4 Million in Fraud

A man charged with using undocumented immigrants to obtain unemployment benefits pleaded guilty to $4.4 million in fraud. Folks, that's million with an M! The article explains how Francisco Garcia and three codefendants recruited illegal immigrants to file for false unemployment benefits – 591 claims...
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