Thursday, December 14, 2017

Diversion

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Clifton Medical Supply Store Owner Admits To $100,000 Medicaid Fraud Scheme” published by South Passaic Daily Voice.

It Pays to be Behind Bars

For those of us on the outside of prison, we likely count our blessings that we are not donning an orange jumpsuit, following a strict daily schedule in our cells. The freedom to go to work, enjoy dinner in a restaurant or take a...

New Mexico Finally Prosecutes Fraud, a $16M Enterprise

The State of New Mexico has finally begun to crack down on unemployment fraud – after five years without a single prosecution? Not only that – state has reported that it detected $16 million in fraud last year alone! (You mean they are going...

No Love Lost

There's no love lost between the government and criminals who try to defraud its benefit programs. A woman who formerly ran a tax preparation business ironically called Compassionate Financial Service also lacked compassion for the victims she used to carry out an unemployment benefit...

Bagel Bamboozlement?

What do disability claims and bagels have in common? They both have holes. At least that's potentially the case in today's Fraud of the Day from the NYDailyNews.com. And, the joke is pretty funny...unless you're thinking like a taxpayer. The...

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...

Black Belt in Justice

Jiu jitsu is a martial art that requires a great deal of physical strength to outsmart and disable an opponent. (So one would reason that if a person claimed they were disabled, the chances for participating in a martial arts competition would be nil.)A...

Kicking Back

The word ''kickback'' has several meanings. The most common social definition involves relaxing with friends or family, such as in, ''Why don't you come on over and let's kickback and watch a movie.'' Another definition of the word involves unethical behavior, such as when...

Faked Out

Some people have expensive taste, but can't afford to buy the real thing; so, they purchase knock-offs or counterfeit consumer goods that look almost identical to expensive name brand items. Whether the fake items are designer clothes, high-end purses, imitation Rolex watches or Cubic...

Stealing from Children

The State of New York provides special education services to children of preschool age who have developmental disabilities. Once these children enter kindergarten, these services are usually provided by the public school system. Prior to that time, the state funds authorized contractors, who provide...
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