Thursday, February 27, 2020

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.

Death Fraud

The Heart of the Matter

Gross Misconduct

There’s Nothing Wise About Committing Fraud

Americans are all too familiar with the devastating effects of opioid abuse. On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, according to the federal...

Tricky Trucker

One of the most common ways for people to commit fraud against workers’ compensation programs is to keep working in some other capacity while...

No Ride Share

Access to healthcare, or lack thereof, is a major nationwide policy discussion that usually centers around a patient’s ability to pay. Another factor that...

Paybacks for Kickbacks

Some fraudsters seek to get rich by filing false claims with insurance companies, thinking they are only hurting a big corporation, rather than stealing...

FEDERAL FRAUD

Black-Hearted Heart Testing

A Framingham, Massachusetts company agreed in November 2019 to pay more than $26 million as part of a settlement for alleged healthcare fraud. From...

Fraudulent Storm Claim Demolished

Florida resident Deannajo White pleaded guilty in Jacksonville on January 2020 to disaster fraud for FEMA claims she submitted following Hurricane Irma in 2017....

California Scheming

A Lancaster, California day care operator who conspired with her daughters to commit child care fraud has been sentenced following a plea agreement. Cathy...

No Defense for Ignorance

There is a saying that ignorance of the law is no excuse for committing a crime. A grandmother from Massachusetts will soon find out...

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Improvements in Identify Theft and Tax Fraud Detection Capabilities for 2017

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has made great strides in detecting tax refund fraud. As of March 4, 2017, the IRS reported that it...

The Importance of Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

Deborah Smith, MBA, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Former Executive Director, Personal and Business Taxes, Ohio Department of Taxation Tax season has arrived. In addition to collecting and...

The Emotional Toll of Identity Theft and Fraud on Victims

Both the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and FraudoftheDay.com want to remind everyone about the victims and the ongoing emotional changes that they are...

Getting Taxpayers the Money they are Owed, Quickly without Identity Fraud

The Kentucky Department of Revenue's (DOR) job is not just to collect taxes, but to get taxpayers the money they are owed as quickly...