Friday, July 20, 2018

Don’t Blame the Dog

Dogs have taken the blame for many things including lost homework, mangled shoes and shredded furniture to name a few. A story from the Courthouse News Service describes a Dallas man who may have gotten an idea from the canine species to swallow...

A Degree of Separation

At times, the smallest amount of something can make the largest difference. For example, you are constructing a skyscraper and lay the foundation just a few degrees off the planned measurement. A couple years down the road, an earthquake hits and brings the building...

Liar, Liar

Law enforcement agencies can request a ''Significant Public Benefit Parole'' for foreigners who assist with ongoing investigations. This benefit allows them to remain in the United States for one year. According to an article in the Austin American-Statesman, a former law enforcement official...

From Community Support to Community Service

Billing the government for services you claim to have provided in the middle of the night is probably going to raise a few red flags. That's exactly how the Vermont Medicaid Fraud and Residential Abuse Unit caught a Rutland man attempting to defraud Medicaid,...

Singing a Sad Song

Most country songs tell stories about human nature and the tragic circumstances that are often part of life. Even though this category of music most often covers broken hearts and regret, a fair amount of crooning covers lying, cheating and stealing as well. The...

Repeat Offender

Some criminals just can't help themselves. Once they start down the path towards a life of crime, it is often hard to turn back. The Sugar Land Sun reports on a Houston woman, who was already serving time for a prior conviction,...

Death Sentence

Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) are structured mental health programs that provide outpatient services in lieu of inpatient psychiatric care. Medicare covers PHP services when provided through a hospital outpatient department or a community health center. In today's ''Fraud of the Day,'' a Federal Bureau...

Sick of Fraud

Hospice programs offer medical services and emotional support to patients who are facing the end of their life. Hospice workers are required to be licensed and certified in order to provide this specialized care. (Obviously, you wouldn't want someone who is not qualified to...

When Good Role Models Go Bad

Positive role models are supposed to provide a good example. (They are badly needed today, especially in areas where there are disadvantaged youth.) A press release from the Commonwealth of Virginia Office of the Attorney General details the story of a positive role model...

Say It Isn’t So

Speech therapists diagnose and treat patients that have communication and swallowing disorders resulting from strokes, brain injuries, hearing loss, developmental delays or other problems. Their job is to create and implement a treatment plan that will improve the patient's quality of life. An article...
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