Sunday, October 20, 2019

FRAUD OF THE WEEK – Last 5 Days

Homewrecker

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Tony Rackauckas announced a shutdown of a $40 million fraudulent medical billing and kickback operation with the filing of charges against more than two dozen doctors, pharmacists and business owners.

Willing and Able

It never ceases to amaze how willing and able criminals are to commit fraud. (Money is usually the driver.) A Baltimore, Maryland woman was...

What’s in Your Toolbox?

California law mandates that all employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance for their employees so that if injured, they can receive adequate medical coverage...

One Big, Hot Mess

A man from Eureka, Missouri was trying to fake it until he could make it. Although he had absolutely no business working in the...

Horsing Around

The Ohio Industrial Commission and the Special Investigations Department of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) determined that it was appropriate to terminate...

FEDERAL FRAUD

Following the Fraud Crowd

One of the most common food stamp fraud schemes involves retailers who conduct fraudulent transactions with food stamp beneficiaries through their electronic benefit transfer...

Fraud is Depressing

If left untreated, depression can have some serious consequences such as poor job or school performance, self-injury, or even suicide. Today, we look at...

Who’s Laughing Now?

Santa Monica Boulevard, which runs through Los Angeles from West Hollywood to the Santa Monica Pier, is a famous street in California that has...

More Volume, Less Fraud

Medical practices don’t stay in business very long if they don’t have any patients. A Thief River Falls, Minnesota chiropractor thought it would be...

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Guest Writer: Eva Velasquez

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