Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Watch Out for Lemons

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Hilliard area husband and wife sentenced for Medicaid fraud, money laundering,” published by The Columbus Dispatch. A Hilliard-area man who used his home-health company to defraud Medicaid and build a $932,000 luxury home apologized for his crimes as he was sentenced to four years in prison.

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.

Stranded by Fraud

Truck drivers have a tough job. They work long hours hauling their loads across country through all kinds of driving conditions. They also spend weeks on the road living in a space the size of a walk-in closet. (That does not sound like much...

Pouring Salt on a Wound

The Ohio Department of Taxation intercepted fraudulent income-tax filings seeking approximately $180 million in refunds for the 2013 tax year. In previous years, the agency was able to catch an average of about $10 million. Why the sudden increase in tax fraud? It appears...

Caught In the Act

In today's world, the variety of devices with recording capabilities is almost limitless. As a result, fraudsters are having a tougher time getting away with crime, as evidenced by a story on LimaOhio.com. According to the website, a Lima resident was caught...

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....

Avoiding Scrutiny

If a fraudster wants to avoid scrutiny, it's best not to point a weapon at investigators who show up with a search warrant. A former convenience store owner alerted investigators to his food stamp scam by pointing a gun at federal investigators and police...

The Downside of Not Thinking Straight

Drugs can turn anyone into a monster, and when you compound a narcotics addiction with existing mental health problems, it's advisable to be prepared for the worst. The Fairborn Daily Herald walks readers through a pair of drug-addled Ohio residents' descent into a life...

Nursing Her Way to Jail

Nurses are often underappreciated, with society forgetting the training, long hours and stressful situations that come with the territory of the job. In a profession that requires physical, mental and emotional strength, there is no room for error. According to a WorkersCompensation.com article, one...

The Fraud Freeway to Prison

Truck drivers are more likely to experience nonfatal and fatal injuries on the job than any other American worker. Sadly, domestic truckers account for twelve percent of national labor fatalities, making particularly troublesome a recent news report on an Ohio transport company owner's refusal...
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