Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...
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