Friday, December 14, 2018

Save Now, Pay Later

California requires all employers to provide workers’ compensation benefits for their employees. The average medical benefit per claim in the state is among the highest in the country with costs more than 90% above the countrywide median, which means employers also pay some of the highest...

Natural Disaster, Man-made Fraud

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) makes it pretty clear that only primary residences damaged during a disaster are eligible to receive any financial aid under the agency's disaster assistance program. Despite the massive destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, damage to vacation homes did...

Anybody Want a Paystub?

I see a lot of different types of fraud – tax refund fraud, food stamp fraud, homestead exemption fraud and much more. Every once in a while, I see a new twist on a traditional approach to fraud and I need to call that...

Keep Your Hands to Yourself

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Former county employee and boyfriend sentenced for welfare fraud; more than $90,000 taken” published by Lake County News. A woman who formerly worked for the county and her boyfriend have pleaded guilty in what a local prosecutor said is the biggest welfare fraud case she’s ever seen.

Just Peachy

Farm labor is hard, back-breaking work that often goes from sun up to sun down. There is a lot of bending, picking up and endurance involved, especially in some parts of the country where summer temperatures reach upwards of 100 degrees. Today 's "Fraud...

Fraudster Flunk Out

Most people like to get things for free, but an article posted on MassLive.com tells about a former Massachusetts university employee who takes the concept of free to a new, lower level. This particular young adult was not entirely happy with just receiving a...

Workers’ Compensation Fraud Doesn’t Pay

Every once in a while, employees are injured on the job. Sometimes, the injuries result from a particular incident, such as a box in a store room falling on an employee's foot. Other times, the cause may be more subtle, like an injury resulting...

A CHP Off the Old Fraud

It's hard to imagine that someone who has seen a jail cell from the right side (the outside, that is), would risk doing something to land himself on the wrong side. So it's disheartening to hear about one California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer who...

Think Before You Swing and Swindle

Isn't it wild that some people would rather risk prison time than face the consequences of their decision-making? The Sacramento Bee reports that a husband and wife attempted to get the government to pay the long-term healthcare costs of a gunshot the man suffered...

The $800,000 Unemployment Fraud Scam

Typically, articles exposing unemployment fraud involve individuals who falsely claim unemployment benefits to which they are not entitled. Fraudsters may lie on their application and say they are unemployed when – in truth – they already have a job, or they simply fail to...
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