Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Exploiting Relatives

It’s bad enough when a random person is victimized by a fraudster, but when someone is victimized by their own family member, it’s even worse. A New York woman took advantage of two relatives and New York’s Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program by stealing...

The Relationship Between Drugs and Crime

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) states that 80 percent of prison inmates are drug or alcohol abusers. Additionally, 60 percent of individuals arrested for most types of crimes test positive for illicit drugs when arrested. The New York man in today...

Oh, Brother!

Twins are known for having fun with creating confusion for those who can't tell them apart. They can dress and act alike, fooling friends, teachers and even dates. A man at the center of today 's "Fraud of the Day" used his twin brother...

Three-Ring Circus

Three-ring circuses are famous for having multiple performing acts going on at the same time. Similarly, a healthcare clinic manager ran a Medicaid and Medicare fraud ring at three clinics across New York City. Just as it can be hard to focus in on...

Kicked Out

Martial arts require participants to punch and kick. So one could reason that you'd have to be in pretty good shape, have good balance and be free from injury to take part. A Staten Island lineman, who worked for a large telephone company in...

It All Adds Up

New York state law requires employers to maintain Workers' Compensation insurance coverage for their employees. While receiving benefits, employees are also expected to tell the truth about their work activity, or lack thereof, to insurance carriers and the Workers' Compensation Board. (Sounds easy enough...

Something Smells Fishy

Fish is smelly by nature. (There are a variety of words that could be used to explain the particular aroma, but pleasant would not be one of them.) An upstate New York fish market owner tried to hide a food stamp scam behind his...

Loud and Clear

According to a survey published by the Hearing Review, mid-range hearing aids can average around $4,000 a pair. A custom pair fitted by an audiologist can cost close to double that amount and many insurance plans won't pick up any of the bill. Perhaps...

This Spells Trouble

Many doctors are accused of having bad handwriting. But one who can't spell his or her own name? That's going to trigger a fraud alert. The Daily News reports that a spelling error on a New York welfare claim inspired authorities to double-check its...

(Not So) Hidden Hubby

Facebook and fraud don't mix. That's the advice that comes too late for today's fraudster, an Indiana woman who lied about her household's income and occupants in order to secure more than $25,000 in public assistance. An article in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel carries...
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