Friday, February 16, 2018

Food Stamp Millionaire

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Judge finds Geauga County ‘food stamp millionaire’ guilty of welfare fraud” posted on WKYC.com. Prosecutors say they will seek jail time for a wealthy Geauga County man convicted of fraudulently obtaining food stamps and Medicaid for his suburban family.

Pub Crawl

A pub crawl is an event where participants visit multiple bars in a single night, either on foot or by public transportation. These social outings are sometimes organized so that those who imbibe pay an affordable price no matter the type of beverage consumed....

A Lapse in Judgement

Who doesn’t love a good surprise? (I’m talking about walking into a dark room to be serenaded by friends and family to a harmonious rendition of “Happy Birthday.”) How about the surprise of a brand new luxury sedan topped off by a red bow...

Dust Bunnies

Business owners in the state of Ohio are required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). Today’s fraud case involves the owner of a Northwest Ohio cleaning business who let her company’s workers’ compensation insurance coverage lapse. Instead...

Tragic Consequences of Fraud

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Woman sentenced in Medicaid fraud case related to a minor’s death” posted on fox45now.com. A former nurse who had been convicted of involuntary manslaughter in connection with 14-year-old Makayla Norman's death received a federal sentence for healthcare fraud Wednesday. Mollie Parsons, 47 of Middletown, had been sentenced to service 10 years in prison for her role in Norman's death. She had been employed as a home healthcare nurse for the girl with severe physical impairments.

Mistaken Identity

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Man’s claim of mistaken identity fools no one; ordered to pay $22K to BWC” published by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. A Knox County man caught scamming the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) and trying to lie his way out of it was ordered to reimburse the agency $22,578 Tuesday and to pay $1,000 of it within six months or spend six months in jail. “If we’re knocking on your door with a fraud allegation, lying won’t help your case,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison. “We are determined to stop fraud when we find it and to return any ill-gotten resources to their rightful purpose — taking care of injured workers and increasing workplace safety in this state.”

Just Trying to Survive

In 2015, the average Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipient collected about $127 per month in benefits. (That adds up to about $4.23 per day or $1.41 per meal.) An Ohio woman, who had four grandchildren to take care of, bilked the program run by...

Fraud in Absentia

The justice system does not look fondly upon individuals who skip their court date. But in the case of today’s fraudster, he had a reasonable excuse as to why he was in Absentia. (He was already serving time in prison for an unrelated crime...

Working the System

Because chiropractors typically emphasize ongoing treatment for neuromusculoskeletal disorders, there are concerns in the workers’ compensation field that patients may not be discharged if long-term relief is not achieved. In some state workers’ compensation systems, chiropractic treatment parameters are often limited because of this....

Gutter Ball

Bowling requires finesse. If a ball is not released at the appropriate angle and speed, it could spiral off to the side and into the gutter, leaving the bowler embarrassed and without any points. You could say that a man who tried to scam...
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