Saturday, December 7, 2019

Smile, You’ve Just Been Busted for Fraud

It’s amusing to see the mug shots of people who have been caught in a crime. They are all smiles, like they are proud of their illegal deeds. (They tend to look a little different after their sentence is handed down though.) A former...

Wheels on the Bus

School bus drivers have a lot of responsibility. They are tasked with transporting precious cargo from home to school, as well as to and from other educational and athletic activities. Today, we examine the case of a full-time school bus driver from the Cabrillo...

Taking Advantage of the Worker

A San Diego-based fraud ring cheated the California workers’ compensation system and private insurance companies out of more than $200 million in a massive Workers Compensation fraud effort. Disregarding all oaths of ethics, dozens of doctors, lawyers and medical service providers conspired...

Biding Time

While fraudsters are generally selfish and greedy people, they tend to be very patient when orchestrating a scam. A San Francisco Bay area resident bided his time while secretly working to steal a quarter of a million dollars in an unemployment insurance fraud scheme. (Fortunately, the...

Putting Cash Before Care

Radiologists are medical doctors who diagnose and treat patients using X-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound and other imaging procedures to determine the best course of treatment. (It’s a good way to get a look inside of a patient’s body to see what’s...

Dirty Business

A Simi Valley, Calif., janitor, who supposedly injured his right shoulder while working in a local school system, was put on temporary total disability and began receiving medical treatment and workers’ compensation benefits. While everything appeared to be aboveboard, he was actually committing workers compensation fraud while...

The Gate Has Closed

Some of the most common types of workers’ compensation fraud include: workers submitting false claims for injuries that never happened or were misrepresented as a work-related injury; double dipping or working while collecting benefits; exaggerated claims where workers sustain a legitimate injury but inflate the severity...

Up to No Good

There are a number of things that brothers and sisters fight about such as tattling, chores, the remote control and who gets the bathroom first in the morning. A brother and a sister from Paramount, California were up to no good when they put aside...

A Collision with the Law

When a California personal care worker reported she could not work due to an automobile collision that occurred while she was carrying out her job responsibilities, she also collided with California Workers’ Compensation law. The accident report stated that she committed workers’ compensation fraud by providing false...

Expired

There are many different ways that workers’ compensation fraud occurs. One of the most common instances is when an injured worker makes false statements or fakes an injury. Then there are some individuals who are receiving workers’ compensation benefits while working a second job. (That’s a no-no.)...
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