Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Workers Comp and Disabilities Fraud

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...

False Representation

The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays Child's Insurance Benefits to a worker's child – whether a biological, adopted or dependent stepchild – if the worker is disabled or retired and qualifies for Social Security benefits. SSA typically designates a family member or a friend...

A Hole Full of Trouble

Criminals almost always mess up at some point during their attempt to defraud their victims. A press release posted by the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation provides a link to a security video showing a Cleveland man faking an injury in order to file...

Keep Your Mouth Shut

Listen to this Story Overconfidence can sometimes result in boasting. (Fraudsters sometimes just can't help themselves when it comes to bragging about their crime.) An article posted on StarTribune.com reveals the story of how a prideful restaurant owner's exaggerated...

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...

Robbed by Fraud

Working as a nanny can be rewarding as well as very tiring. As a surrogate parent, nannies usually have to perform physical duties such as laundry, cooking, cleaning, picking up toys and kids, and driving them and their sports equipment around to a long...

Going on the Lam…How’d that Work Out?

If you're on the run for a crime, it is best not to taunt law enforcement officials. The website 10News.com reports that a San Diego woman, who was convicted for insurance and disability fraud, fled to Mexico to avoid sentencing. (Did she really...

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...

Double Trouble

Defraud us once, shame on you; defraud us twice, shame on us. Sometimes, the fraudsters aren't the only ones to blame. Keeping track of who is eligible for what benefits and who actually receives them is an incredibly daunting challenge–and sometimes things...

Sincerely Apologetic

You don't often see a criminal admit guilt and be truly sorry for the crime committed. But, it appears that when standing before a judge, true remorse and regret goes a long way toward reducing a prison sentence. The San Jose Mercury...
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