Friday, September 21, 2018

Some Strings Attached

The Social Security Administration (SSA) presents a sobering statistic about becoming disabled. Apparently, more than one in four of today’s 20-year-olds is expected to become disabled before reaching the age of 67. Thankfully, the SSA can help in the event an individual becomes unable...

Kicked to the Curb

Flophouses don’t have a great reputation as they are usually places where drug abusers live or hang out while continuing their illicit behavior. A New York City couple, who ran multiple flophouses under the guise of being a three-quarter house, took advantage of their...

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...

Vulnerable

People who enjoy caring for others can have a rewarding career as a home health aide. Those who choose the profession take care for vulnerable patients who suffer from chronic illnesses or disabilities, are elderly, or need care in their own homes. Even though...

Piggy Bank

As of May 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 820,960 individuals are employed as home health aides in the United States. The job outlook projects a 41% growth rate or more than 1.1 million home health aides by 2026. Today’s fraudster is...

Bargain Shopping

eBay could be described as the world’s largest flea market with an estimated 25 million sellers and 171 million buyers. Prices range from a few dollars for a variety of things to $2.67 million for a power lunch with Warren Buffet. (The online shopping...

Dialing for Medicaid Benefits

There are many organizations who use phones to raise funds to keep their programs up and running. They reach out to potential donors by calling for monetary support. Today’s “Fraud of the Day” explains how a woman and her son dialed into a New...

Don’t Throw Caution to the Wind

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. When looking for a home healthcare aide, make sure you properly vet the candidates before choosing the best one for your situation. A home healthcare worker from Rochester, New York was assigned to...

Fender Bender

Just as a guard rail on a highway prevents cars from running off the road, the justice system serves as a guardrail by preventing fraudsters from running amok and inflicting more damage on their victims. Today’s fraudster from Sanborn, New York committed workers’ compensation...

Cutting off the Lifeline

Drug rehabilitation centers are a lifeline for people who want to beat addiction issues. (They usually provide detox assistance, inpatient rehab, medication-assisted treatment, support groups and counseling to help them overcome their dependence on drugs.) A now defunct Bronx, New York-based rehab chain, Narco...
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