Friday, February 23, 2018

The Root of the Problem

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Auburn man admits stealing $83K in workers’ comp benefits” posted on auburnpub.com. An Auburn man admitted to stealing more than $83,000 in workers' compensation benefits and not providing employees at his logging company with workers' compensation insurance coverage.

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...

Down to the Last Penny

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “NY Man Pleads Guilty to Nearly $10,000 in Workers’ Comp Fraud,” posted on WorkCompWire.com. Arnold Fassbinder, 55, of Royal Avenue, Buffalo, was charged with and pleaded guilty in Erie County Court to one count of Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, a felony.

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...

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...

Zero Sum Fraud

Committing welfare fraud in a county that operates a ''Zero Tolerance'' Anti-Fraud, Waste and Abuse Program is clearly a zero sum game. Such is the case with an upstate New York couple who were nabbed by the Ulster County District Attorney in 2014 for...

Bad Hair Day

Supposedly, a ''bad hair day'' can determine how your day goes. (If you feel like every hair is in place, your confidence is automatically boosted; however, if it's rainy outside and your coiffure tends to frizz, you may need to hide your hairdo under...

New Life, New Problems

A person lacking legal status is vulnerable to a wide range of abusive behavior, including fraud. Imagine making the discovery that a person, whom you'd believed to be a police officer offering assistance with your green card, is actually a con artist? A press...

What a Rip-off

There is no shortage of fraudsters trying to rip off government benefits programs. Add in a natural disaster and the number of criminals lining up to take what is not theirs gets even longer. An article published in Convenience Store and Fuel News reports...
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