Thursday, December 14, 2017

Truly Ashamed

It must be interesting to hear repeated confessions from fraudsters who express their remorse after getting caught. (I'm guessing there are many judges who could write a "Top 10" list of the most annoying pleas for leniency.) Today 's "Fraud of the Day" highlights...

Oh Behave

According to Medicaid.gov, the government benefits program is the single largest payer for mental health services for adults and children in the United States. The owner of an Oklahoma-based behavioral health counseling service and her son, who was employed by the business, took advantage...

That’s the Way the Ball Bounces

In the state of Oklahoma, Medicaid pays for behavioral health rehabilitation services that are designed to support and treat children and their families who are experiencing difficulties in their daily lives. The intent is to help them improve their lives through counseling by keeping...

Benefit Buffet

Fraudsters tend to see government benefit programs as a smorgasbord serving up an abundance of free money. A business owner, who operated six substance abuse counseling centers in Oklahoma, received more than $1.5 million in Medicaid reimbursements she did not deserve. It is reported that...

Sidelined

Not all professional athletes make millions of dollars. For those not in the top tiers of their sports, such as players in semiprofessional leagues, having a second job in the off-season is not unusual. Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' tells about an Oklahoma City...

Throwing Caution to the Wind

When criminals commit fraudulent acts, they subject themselves to the risk of being caught and punished for their illegal deeds. (Some fraudsters carefully plan out their ruse and hide their schemes, while others throw caution to the wind in their careless pursuit to take...

More Fraud than Meets the Eye

If criminals are successful at one scheme, they often try another. (They probably think, ''Why not maximize the return on fraud while I can get away with it?'') An article published in the Westmoreland Times tells about a physician who filed six false income...

Falling on Hard Times

A variety of things can cause a person to fall on hard times. A debilitating illness, job loss or financial trouble can make people do desperate things. An article published in The Daily Item reports on an elderly father and son who teamed up...

Putting out the Fraud Fire

In August 2012, a wildfire broke out near Mannford, Okla., and spread swiftly across town destroying nearly 80 square miles of homes, buildings and dry vegetation. According to an article in Tulsa World, as affected residents began to rebuild their lives following the...

A Taxing Situation

Businesses often seek employer contract services from staff-leasing firms to decrease administrative burdens. These firms help small and mid-size businesses that don't have adequate staff to lessen their paperwork load and better manage their resources. But, if due diligence is not performed...
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