Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Egg on His Face

In the history of the world, has any hypocrite ever been fair? (Nope.) A Syracuse.com report has the story of an upstate New York diner owner who employed an anti-tax, anti-government brand to market his restaurant. The publicity might have been good for business,...

An Earful at the State Fair Leads to Massive Fraud

It's always unfortunate to hear about crimes committed by those paid to uphold the law. The Citizen reports that a New York state corrections officer was paid nearly $75,000 by a hearing aid provider, for help defrauding the state medical insurance plan. After a chance...

Some Habits Are Hard To Break

Note to self: While working on one's car in a public space, the convenience of balancing highly addictive narcotics on its hood may be outweighed by the risk of being detained—especially if the vehicle may have been stolen. (This has been your ''Courtesy Common...

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...

Death May Not Do Us Part

The point of public pensions is that government employees be able to maintain a standard of living that they've earned through years of hard work and dedication to the state, throughout their retirement. It is in no way meant to act as an estate...

Little Fraud, Red Flag

While it may sound counterintuitive, money made while selling illicit drugs qualifies as "earned income" (no kidding) if you are receiving workers' compensation benefits. A report by The Citizen details a rather strange account of a New Yorker who, having already been convicted on...

Fraud Hits a Pothole

It takes a bold public employee to collect workers' compensation checks from the state, all while running a home improvement business on the side. But, according to a recent Syracuse.com report, that is what one former New York State Department of Transportation employee did...

Wired’ Fraud

A failure to correctly classify employees may help an employer get ahead in the short term, but, ultimately, everybody gets short-circuited. Consider the owner of an electrical contracting company in New York, who zapped more than $94,000 from the state by paying his employees...

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...

Practical Nurse, Impractical Fraud

A recent pair of reports by the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle detail a licensed practical nurse in upstate New York who exploited a special needs patient to cheat the state Medicaid program of nearly ten thousand dollars' worth of payments for services she did...
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