Wednesday, December 13, 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...

Homebodies

People are just so forgetful these days. It seems that no one can ever remember the number of people living in their homes. It's easy to forget, especially when there are so many. According to Montgomery Media, three Pennsylvania women have...

Golfing, Fishing and Defrauding

Every once in a while life throws us a curve ball – some people lose jobs, loved ones or their homes. For others, that unexpected life event is the onset of a disability that impairs the individual from working. In those circumstances,...

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...

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...

ID Theft Quickly Turns into ID Fraud

How hard is it to steal someone's identity? Ask anyone who has had their identity stolen, and they will likely say, ''Not hard enough.'? According to today's fraud in the Associated Press, it can happen to anyone – even allegedly to one of the...

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...

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...
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