Sunday, December 16, 2018

The Medicaid Tooth Fairy

The tooth fairy makes losing teeth a much more tolerable experience. (Kids know they’re going to wake up with a couple of bucks under their pillow, so why not embrace the pain for a reward at the end.) A Connecticut dentist blew the whistle...

Road Show

Unemployment insurance benefits are funded through taxes paid for by employers. (Unlike Social Security benefits, workers do not have to pay into the system through paycheck deductions.) The insurance program is intended to provide temporary income for workers who are either partially or fully...

How to Catch a Psycho Biller

No one in their right mind would dare submit hundreds of fraudulent bills to Medicaid and expect to get away with it. And yet today’s fraudster accomplished just that. The owner and operator of a social services business that provided psychotherapy to Medicaid beneficiaries...

Ready, Willing and Able to Defraud

Unemployment benefits are intended to provide temporary financial assistance to people who are eligible to work, but have lost their job through no fault of their own. Beneficiaries of this program are usually American citizens, but non-permanent residents who have lost their jobs...

Out of Gas

It's pretty important to check your vehicle's gas gauge regularly make sure it doesn't get too low, otherwise you could end up on the side of the road waiting for assistance. According to a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) press release, a couple...

Connecticut Employees under Investigation for Food Stamp Fraud

When Hurricane Irene hit last year, it took its toll on a number of states on the Eastern seaboard. But few could anticipate that its impact would linger so long in Connecticut, where a government investigation into possible disaster aid fraud has placed several...

Weeding out Fraud

While U.S. tobacco production has drastically decreased over the past 30 years, the controversial crop is still big business for many farmers. (Unfortunately, where there's a cash crop, fraudsters seem to pop up like weeds.) According to an article in The Fayetteville Observer, a...

The $3 Million Mistake

We all make mistakes. Everyone once in while we may put salt instead of sugar in the coffee, miss a deadline at work or forget to record the big game. While some mistakes fair larger than others, we are guilty in the crime. According...

Bum Knee

Most people who can attest to having a torn ACL in their knee would say that it is a painful injury. The man at the center of today's ''Fraud of the Day'' case claimed that he had injured his knee (an MRI showed a...

Unredeeming Qualities

Redeeming qualities are those that tend to balance out other personal characteristics that are not so great. For instance, your spouse's lack of timeliness causes you to be late for just about every function you attend together; however, their ability to work a crowd...
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