Saturday, January 16, 2021

Hoverboarding to Prison

A dentist from Anchorage has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for defrauding Alaska’s Medicaid program. Seth Lookhart was investigated after a video of him went viral on the internet which showed him extracting a tooth from an unconscious patient while riding a...

What Is In a Name?

'What is in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet,'' as quoted from the famous Shakespearean play Romeo and Juliet. The play romanticized the idea of Romeo rejecting his family name for Juliet –...

Fraud in the Last Frontier

An Anchorage woman was convicted of food stamp fraud and was ordered to pay $8,510 in restitution to the state. According to the Anchorage Daily News, the woman also failed to disclose that her child's biological father was living with her and contributing to...

15,000 Trips to Nowhere

Taking a trip to nowhere is popular within the cruise industry. The idea is to set sail on a luxury cruise liner for several days of stress free sailing and relaxing with no particular destination in mind. An Arizona man, who owned a medical...

Rubbed the Wrong Way

According to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), Alaska has the unfortunate honor of having some of the highest medical costs in the U.S., which also translates into the highest workers’ compensation premium costs in the nation. (The higher the medical bills, the...

Bonafide Drug Dealer

When you think of a drug dealer, what kind of image comes to mind? It’s not always a scary looking dude with tattoos from the bad side of town. A doctor from Anchorage, Alaska is one of the latest bonafide drug dealers to be...

The Fruits of Fraud

The term ''fruits of labor'' refers to the results of hard work that yields benefits. For example, farmers toil long hours by tilling the soil, planting seeds, watering their plants and preventing pestilence from overtaking their crops. Their hard work and effort usually pays...

Cruising Along

On average, Fairbanks, Alaska gets about 65 inches of snow and around 11 inches of rain each year. Temperatures can range anywhere from -17 degrees to 52 degrees Fahrenheit, averaging around 27 degrees. (Needless to say, it sounds pretty cold and gloomy.) A personal care attendant from...

Disqualified

Listen to this Story Qualifications are some of the trickiest and most critical components of tax filings. (What income tax bracket do you qualify for? Which exemptions apply to your circumstances? Is your tax preparer professionally qualified to do your taxes?) KTUU-TV tells the story...

Slapping Labels on Fraud

Sometimes labels are necessary. We use them to categorize and to organize things or people. For example, we can slap a label on a folder for bills that have been paid so they are not confused with those which have not been...
- Advertisement -

Get Your Fraud Fix!

Five days a week wake up to the most current fraud article in your inbox.