Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Workers Comp and Disabilities Fraud

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...

Full of Surprises

Life can be full of surprises. A former corrections officer, who was deemed a contributing member of society, made a bad decision and surprised the judge who delivered his sentence for carrying out six figures worth of worker's compensation fraud. The 44-year-old man qualified for...

The Fraud Freeway to Prison

Truck drivers are more likely to experience nonfatal and fatal injuries on the job than any other American worker. Sadly, domestic truckers account for twelve percent of national labor fatalities, making particularly troublesome a recent news report on an Ohio transport company owner's refusal...

A Bad Seed

There are multiple reasons for pruning. In general, it helps the plant, and its foliage to become stronger and healthier. Today 's fraudster, who worked for a tree and landscape company, had already been "pruned" once for a prior workers' compensation conviction. (Unfortunately, the...

Elderly Man Collects Deceased Mother’s Social Security Benefits

Each year, fraudulent benefit claims cost the Social Security Administration (SSA) millions of dollars in overpayments. Accepting benefits for a person who is deceased is one of the most common ways the program is defrauded. Today's Fraud of the Day, from the SSA's Office...

Fraud Hits a Pothole

It takes a bold public employee to collect workers' compensation checks from the state, all while running a home improvement business on the side. But, according to a recent Syracuse.com report, that is what one former New York State Department of Transportation employee did...

Accidental Lying

Accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. A construction worker can fall from scaffolding and break his leg. An office manager might pick up a heavy box and throw out her back. Any number of unfortunate events can occur, preventing a person from working temporarily or...

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,...

It’s All in the Wrist

From basketball to baseball to tennis, you'll find that much of your accuracy is based on the control of your wrist. For those athletes who participate regularly in such sports, it is common to see injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, resulting in significant...

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...
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