Friday, September 21, 2018

When Father Doesn’t Know Best

Estrangement between a parent and a child can have lingering consequences, but engaging in fraud to try to revive a relationship just makes everything worse. According to the Kingsport Times News, that's exactly what one Tennessee dentist, and dad, did. The story states that the...

Just Another Day at the Supermarket

Ok – you've got your grocery list in-check and have finally made time for the trip to the supermarket. The question is? where are you going to buy groceries? You could opt for proximity – it is always a pain to drive further than...

Easy Come, Easy Go

We all know that the only things certain in life are death and taxes. And, tax season is upon us. (It's better than the alternative.) It's time to watch out for tax refund and identity fraudsters. That's a message at least 240 people probably...

Costly Cure

A former clinical pharmacy manager from Jonesborough was sentenced to 16 months in federal prison for healthcare fraud, which resulted in at least a $4.4 million loss to TennCare.

Looking for a Free Ride? How about a Lift to Prison?

Fraudsters are basically looking for a free ride. How else can we account for fraudsters like the one in today's Fraud of the Day from the Times Record News about a defendant involved in an unemployment fraud scheme? The article reports that a defendant was...

Fraud Chasers

The term ambulance chaser refers to an aggressive lawyer who pursues and represents accident victims in personal injury cases. The Lebanon Democrat & Wilson County News reports on a story about the owners of an ambulance transportation service who chased down a few...

A Mother’s Love

We all know that our caregivers shape us. Oftentimes, parents and guardians give everything to their children, perhaps even when they're long gone. Well, according to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the Social Security Administration (SSA), one 80 year-old...

Tyranny of Fraud

A tyrant can be defined as someone in a position of authority who uses his or her power in a harmful way. Fraud is tyrannous and – when it comes to government benefits fraud – it usually starts out with someone who uses...

Powering a Conspiracy

Listen to this Story For many sales professionals, generating leads is a necessary starting point in the process of making a sale. (However, it's important to obtain leads in a legal manner before trying to close the deal.) The...

Make More Money

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Unqualified staff used therapist IDs 7,000 times in Tennessee,” published by Insurance Fraud News. Assistant U.S. Attorney David L. Gunn recommended 18 months in federal prison for Dr. Penaranda Tan, who owned Therapeutic Services of Morristown and pleaded guilty to a single count of health-care fraud, according to court documents.
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