Friday, February 23, 2018
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Workers Comp and Disabilities Fraud

Fraud in Absentia

The justice system does not look fondly upon individuals who skip their court date. But in the case of today’s fraudster, he had a reasonable excuse as to why he was in Absentia. (He was already serving time in prison for an unrelated crime...

Working the System

Because chiropractors typically emphasize ongoing treatment for neuromusculoskeletal disorders, there are concerns in the workers’ compensation field that patients may not be discharged if long-term relief is not achieved. In some state workers’ compensation systems, chiropractic treatment parameters are often limited because of this....

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...

Turning Up the Heat

As the summer heats up, let 's take a step back to 2014 when Winter Storm Pax made its way across the south and east coast of the U.S., leaving hundreds of thousands of South Carolinians in the dark as snow, sleet and freezing...

Gutter Ball

Bowling requires finesse. If a ball is not released at the appropriate angle and speed, it could spiral off to the side and into the gutter, leaving the bowler embarrassed and without any points. You could say that a man who tried to scam...

Better to Be Safe than Sorry

A workers' compensation policy is one of the most important policies a business must maintain. Because accidents are inevitable despite the enforcement of safety procedures, it is important for employers to maintain a workers' compensation policy so employees are protected if injured while on-the-job....

X-Rated Fraud

Greed can make a person do some shocking things. Today 's "Fraud of the Day" spotlight shines on an Arkansas man who operated a strip club and brothel out of his home while receiving Social Security disability benefits. The X-rated fraud scheme operated out of...

Busy as a Bee

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides disability benefits to those who have a medical condition that meets the agency 's definition of disability and who have worked in jobs covered by Social Security. Qualified beneficiaries who are unable to work for a year or...

Making Stuff Up

There are a bunch of ways that people can commit workers' compensation. Workers can fake an injury, claim an injury occurred on-the-job when it occurred somewhere else, or receive wages from another job while claiming they were unable to return to work. Our fraudster...

Taking the Government for a Ride

Workers' compensation is a wonderful benefit for workers who are injured or become ill because of their job. If qualified to get the government benefits, workers receive weekly compensation and medical care paid for by the employer's insurance carrier as directed by the state's...
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