Saturday, September 21, 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.

In Jeopardy

If we were playing a game of Jeopardy with the category “Criminals” and this statement – “This Durham, North Carolina man put local college...

Triple Dipper

The two most common types of workers compensation fraud schemes involve employers who want to avoid high insurance premiums and employees who fake an...

Tragic Circumstances

Assisted living is a great option for people who need assistance with medical and personal care. Actual living spaces are designed to be like...

Putting a Price on Body Parts

The title of this blog sounds a bit gruesome, but I assure you that it is only intended to get your attention about a...

FEDERAL FRAUD

Sinking Ship

There is a maritime tradition that involves the captain going down with the ship. In other words, he is responsible for saving his crew,...

Found by Justice

Here’s a tip that most people know, but apparently a Laceys Spring, Alabama man did not – if you’re facing charges related to multiple...

The Old Bait and Switcheroo

The “Bait and Switch” sales tactic has been around for a long time. It’s commonly used to attract someone to a good deal, then the customer ends up with something else, usually for a higher price.

Irregularities

Irregularities are usually not a good thing. The D.C. Department of Human Services discovered some irregularities in welfare payments and reported their findings to...

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