Friday, July 20, 2018

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...

Just Trying to Help Out

Two Winston-Salem men were convicted this week on federal charges that they committed more than $1 million in health care fraud through a company they started in Jacksonville, Florida.

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...

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...

Corrupt Care

There is a certain level of trust involved in committing to an assisted living facility (ALF), whether one is seeking care for him or herself, or they are seeking care for a loved one. Lists of questions arise during the search for an ALF,...

What a Pile of Scrap

Fraudsters are always coming up with new and innovative ways to carry out their crimes, however, today's "Fraud of the Day" shines the spotlight on a North Carolina businessman who used a simple and oft used technique to hide his fraudulent acts. He thought...

Lurking Fraudsters

It’s back to school time and as children return to the classroom, it’s important to stay mindful of fraudsters who may be lurking around looking for a way to steal your child’s identity. The Federal Trade Commission reports that in 2016, 15,496 identity theft...

Bad Things that Happen in Parking Lots

Christine Hicks Thomas, 62, of Murfreesboro, faces up to five years in prison as well as $25,000 in fines and three years of supervised release. As part of her plea agreement, she has agreed “to surrender her nursing license, to surrender any interest she has in companies that bill the government for health care services, and to be permanently excluded from Medicare and Medicaid programs.”

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...

Fraud across Water

When it comes to fraud, state and federal boundaries and the distance between the fraudster and the target aren't really a factor. In fact, one of the key factors in committing fraud is how easy it is to obtain and use another's personal information....
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