Friday, June 22, 2018
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Workers Comp and Disabilities Fraud

Building a Tower of Lies

It's a fact of life that what is true today might be a lie tomorrow. But in a world of paperwork and bureaucracy, keeping up with what's true and what isn't in real-time is a difficult task. More often than not, there's...

Workers’ Compensation Fraud Doesn’t Pay

Every once in a while, employees are injured on the job. Sometimes, the injuries result from a particular incident, such as a box in a store room falling on an employee's foot. Other times, the cause may be more subtle, like an injury resulting...

Beware the Unwelcome Wagon

Try to imagine the kind of person who would purposefully take advantage of someone who became permanently disabled due to a workplace injury, then later hospitalized and in need of full-time nursing home care. Sadly, a recent report by the Cincinnati Enquirer details how...

Former State Lawmaker Charged with Double Dipping

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides financial assistance to people who meet specific criteria and are disabled because of illness, injury or other conditions that prevent them from working. Today's Fraud of the Day studies a troubling indictment of a former public servant who...

Endangering Justice

A former California Highway Patrol officer who injured his back while on duty has pleaded no contest to felony workers’ compensation insurance fraud. Brian Christopher Hansen was sentenced to 180 days in Sacramento County Jail and five years formal probation.

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...

All or Nothing

Listen to this Story The Social Security Administration (SSA) is pretty clear about who can and cannot receive financial assistance from the government for a disability. (The SSA defines ''disability'' in this publication and states that the agency only...

Misery Loves Company

Listen to this Story When someone submits a workers' compensation claim, it means that they are unable to perform their job responsibilities because of an on-the-job injury. The Daily Republic tells the story of one California man who used...

What a Nightmare

Children aren't the only ones that experience nightmares. Adults don't usually fear that monsters live under their bed, but occasionally stressful situations can cause a fitful night of sleep. An article posted on KUSI.com tells how a registered nurse claimed that a nightmare experience...

Used Fraud Salesman

Although it is a normal emotion, anxiety can cause people to experience some pretty unpleasant feelings. Reactions to fear and worry can be debilitating, sometimes impacting a person's ability to function normally in life. A story posted on TheIND.com describes how a Louisiana man's...
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