Monday, June 25, 2018

The Medicaid Money Pot

Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCU) investigate and prosecute provider fraud, as well as elder abuse and neglect of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens. They go after criminals, like today’s fraudster, who submitted bogus bills to Medicaid for services she did not provide. The woman,...

Gamblers Never Win

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Las Vegas man to serve at least 3 years in prison for unemployment insurance fraud” posted on news3lv.com.

Smile, You’ve Been Caught

Thanks to modern technology it’s getting harder to commit fraud without being caught. But as technology advances, fraudsters also rise to the occasion and learn how to work around systems put in place to prevent government benefits programs from being robbed. Fortunately, today’s fraudster...

Details, Details, Details

When dealing with government benefits, it's important to pay attention to the details. Because the subject of today's ''Fraud of the Day'' had a lack of attention to detail, she now has a criminal records. (That's a detail that most people who have one...

Benched

According to Medicaid.gov, the government health benefits program is the largest payer when it comes to mental health services in the United States. (And as you know, where there's a large pot of money, there's usually a fraudster or two plotting to make it...

Define ”Unemployed”…

I've said it once and I'll say it again: Being unemployed as a result of incarceration does not entitle you to collect welfare. (But some people just won't listen!) According to a press release published by the Nevada Attorney General's office, a Las Vegas...

Double Vision

The U.S. Passport is highly coveted, mainly because it stands for freedom and opportunity for millions of people who have one. It also allows the bearer to legally travel overseas and reenter the country with valid identification and proof of citizenship. (Without the document,...

False Representation

The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays Child's Insurance Benefits to a worker's child – whether a biological, adopted or dependent stepchild – if the worker is disabled or retired and qualifies for Social Security benefits. SSA typically designates a family member or a friend...

Gambling with Other People’s Money

Las Vegas is widely known for some of the world's most luxurious casinos and hotels, drive-through wedding chapels, celebrity performances and the chance to engage in excessive indulgence. (I'm sure you've heard the adage that 'what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.') An article...

Brothers in Crime

We frequently hear the phrase ''partners in crime'' when it comes to multiple people pulling off an illegal act, but an article posted on NJ.com reports on twin ''brothers in crime,'' who stole $1.5 million from Medicaid. They pulled off the scam by...
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