Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hindsight is 20-20

It's usually easy to see the difference between doing something the wrong way vs. the right way after the fact. (That's called hindsight.) An article posted on TulsaWorld.com tells about an optometrist who knew the difference between right and wrong, but made a very...

One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Fraud

Farmers can buy insurance to protect themselves in case they lose their crops to natural disasters such as floods, drought or hail. It also covers policy holders if prices for agricultural commodities decline and revenue drops. An article posted on ValleyNewsLive.com tells about two...

Head Check

According to an article published in the News & Observer, a North Carolina woman, who ran a counseling business, scammed Medicaid by using patient ID numbers to bill the government benefits program for services that were not needed nor provided. (Did I mention the...

Check and Recheck

Some people have a habit of checking and rechecking. Perhaps before going to bed for the night, a person might check all of the locks on their doors and windows to make sure they are secure. A student may want to go...

Come on Down

To be successful at workers' compensation fraud, criminals must be experts in malingering – the act of faking a physical or psychological illness for personal gain. According to an article in The Week, a postal worker from North Carolina did a great job...

Taking Advantage of Kids

Finding adequate and appropriate daycare is difficult for any parent, including beneficiaries who rely on Medicaid to subsidize payments to childcare programs. Once an appropriate childcare provider is found, parents don't usually expect to have the identities of their children stolen, and they...

Destructive Fraud

Nearly one year ago, a devastating tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, leaving a path of destruction and death in its 17-mile wake. While many residents were picking up the pieces after the disaster, KFOR.com reports that there was one young man who took advantage...

Living Large

When you think of ''living large,'' images of fancy homes, luxurious vacations and expensive cars might pop into your head. Members of a fraud ring in Ohio may have had similar thoughts when participating in a scheme that netted millions of dollars from filing...

It’s Hard to Find Good Advice

A mentor is generally someone who provides unpaid advice on career or personal matters based on experiences from his or her own life. A counselor is a trained professional, who can offer mental and behavioral health services for a fee. Today's ''Fraud...

Nothing but Fraud

There is no shortage of idioms with the word ''nothing.'? Phrases such as ''nothing to it,'' ''think nothing about it,'' ''all or nothing'' or ''better than nothing'' are common in the English language. The News & Record follows a story about a manager of...
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