Thursday, December 14, 2017

Taking the Government for a Ride

Workers' compensation is a wonderful benefit for workers who are injured or become ill because of their job. If qualified to get the government benefits, workers receive weekly compensation and medical care paid for by the employer's insurance carrier as directed by the state's...

Here’s a Tip

Tips are great because they help us to make better choices, save time, and keep us out of trouble. An Ohio prison guard must not have read the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) guide that explains, ''once you return to work, temporary total...

Who Can You Trust?

If you can't trust your family, who can you trust? Sadly, many fraudsters use family members, either deceased or living, to commit fraud. Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' covers three defendants in two separate cases who victimized their family members for personal gain. The first...

Well-earned Punishment

Usually, most people like to be rewarded for their efforts with a pat on the back or a sentiment such as ''good job.'' Three people at the center of today's ''Fraud of the Day'' accomplished stealing $3 million from Medicaid and as a result,...

Fraud Prosecuting Machine

Medicaid fraud was running rampant until a federal task force was formed in 2008 to stop fraud within the government health care program. Fortunately, it didn't take long for the task force to get up to speed and now criminals who once found it...

Dream House Built on Fraud

A lot of thought goes into designing a dream home. A couple of fraudsters put a lot of thought into the details of building their dream home and enjoyed living in it until authorities discovered they had used government funds to pay for their...

Empty Pot O’ Gold

Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' covers three different instances of workers' compensation fraud. Fortunately, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Special Investigation Department (SID) was able to stop three individuals from stealing benefits they did not deserve and is set to recover nearly...

A Mentor Gone Awry

Mentors are important to youth who find themselves in trouble with the law. By offering a good example to those in the juvenile justice system, mentors can help wayward youth set educational goals and encourage personal growth so they can turn their lives around....

Be On Your Best Behavior

Parents have an arsenal of sayings that are usually pretty effective at getting children to behave such as, ''Stop crying or I'll give you something to cry about,'' ''You'd better wipe that look off your face,'' ''Don't make me turn this car around,'' and,...

Swimming in Fraud

Many people who commit workers' compensation fraud probably dream about what they will do with all of the money they will illegally collect by working while claiming to be injured. (Visions of luxury vehicles, shopping sprees and vacations abound for sure.) A swimming pool...
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