Thursday, August 16, 2018

Oh, the Humanity!

Have you ever experienced the blood-boiling irritation induced by people who refuse to own up to their wrongdoings, even after they've been caught red-handed? Take the recent case of a 29-year-old Ohio man, who, after a three-year stint illegally collecting food stamps, blamed his...

Hamburger with a Side of Fraud, Please

Some things logically come with a side, such as eggs and bacon; soup and salad; or fish and chips. An article published by the Aurora Advocate tells about a man who received a paycheck while employed at a diner plus workers' compensation benefits on...

Shopping Your Way to The Slammer

It's a bit of a stretch to frame a shopping spree, funded with stolen money, as a blessing from God. The Oregonian reports that, shortly after a Portland woman was instructed to pay back more than $71,000 she stole from the government, she published...

Should Have Known Better

Sometimes, people are oblivious that they are doing something wrong. Then, there are folks who know what they are doing is wrong, and continue to do it anyway. The latter is the case for an Ohio woman and her son who ran two home...

The Apple Doesn’t Fall far From the Tree

Listen to this Story</strong? Although some people sarcastically refer to Medicaid recipients as ''rich,'' it doesn't describe the typical government beneficiary. However, WKYC-TV reports that two women in the greater Cleveland area used state Medicaid programs for extensive personal enrichment....

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.”

Permanent Record

Tattoos have been around for a long time and don't seem to be diminishing in popularity. Seen by many as a unique art form, tattoo parlors are abundant and ready to ink a favorite image on a designated body part of your choosing. In...

Self-Inflicted Injury

Vocational rehabilitation services match injured or disabled workers with jobs that suit their abilities. A woman who ran two vocational rehabilitation businesses in Ohio that provided job placement for injured workers took advantage of the employees and the employers she supposedly helped by overbilling...

Getting Away with Nothing

An employer is required to submit payroll taxes for each employee. If they hold money from an employee's paycheck, but don't pay the correct portion to the government, payroll fraud occurs. An article published by WKBN.com reports that the owners of a...

Garbage In, Garbage Out

Fraud, like garbage, is a load of rubbish. Fraud cases litter the nation’s judicial system and cause a massive waste of time and resources for all involved. (And, let’s not forget the negative impact to victims.) A Cleveland, Ohio man used his job as...
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