Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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Workers Comp and Disabilities Fraud

Fraud Bites

One of the first rules that any kid learns in school is “don’t bite.” Maybe another important directive would be “don’t bite the teacher.” A full-time special education aide assistant in Los Angeles alleged that one of her students bit her finger, leaving her...

Struck by Fraud

All types of accidents occur while on the job. For instance, a construction worker may sustain an injury as a result of operating heavy machinery, while someone with a desk job may suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome. (If an injury occurred as a result...

Caught In the Act

In today's world, the variety of devices with recording capabilities is almost limitless. As a result, fraudsters are having a tougher time getting away with crime, as evidenced by a story on LimaOhio.com. According to the website, a Lima resident was caught...

Flying High on Disability Fraud

Millions of people qualify for and receive disability assistance from the Social Security Administration (SSA) for physical or mental conditions that prevent them from working. While many who suffer from disabilities hold legitimate jobs, there are other scoundrels who collect disability benefits and fail...

Pre-existing Fraud

Car accidents happen all the time. Some people walk away without a scratch and count their lucky stars. Other unfortunate folks deserve compensation to treat injuries received from a crash. The website, ReduceYourWorkersComp.com, shares a story about a San Antonio...

Empty Pot O’ Gold

Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' covers three different instances of workers' compensation fraud. Fortunately, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Special Investigation Department (SID) was able to stop three individuals from stealing benefits they did not deserve and is set to recover nearly...

Incognito

Some fraudsters go to a lot of trouble to collect government benefits, but the lies they have to tell to pull off the scam eventually catch up to them. An article posted on WorkersCompensation.com tells about a man who tried to go incognito in...

Hypocritical Behavior

When a person's moral standards and behavior don't match up, they could be called a hypocrite. A former police sergeant, who retired from the force due to a shoulder injury, got into trouble for submitting a false Social Security disability claim. (One might say...

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...

Family Frauds Together for 31-Years

Guess the saying ''the apple doesn't fall far from the tree'' aptly applies to one Seattle family. A report by the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Social Security Administration outlines the crimes of a family of four that have been claiming disability...
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