Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Corporate Greed in Medicare

Some people just can’t get enough money. That seems to be the case with the owner of a Tennessee-based durable medical equipment (DME) company who will spend nearly four years behind bars and forfeit $600,000 for her role in a Medicare fraud kickback scheme....

Go Big or Go Home

Most of the workers’ compensation fraud stories covered on FraudOfTheDay.com tend to involve small to medium-sized businesses who try to defraud state workers’ compensation programs or private insurers by underreporting payroll to avoid high insurance premiums. (Or they simply don’t provide workers’ compensation insurance...

28 Million Reasons Why

I don’t know about you, but I think $1 million is a lot of money. Multiply that by 28 and that’s the tax bill for a Las Vegas, Nevada businessman who neglected to pay the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). (And that’s not all he...

Suppressing Tax Fraud

Deceptive business owners avoid paying taxes in similar ways as unscrupulous individual tax payers. They can under report income, inflate their deductions, claim too many tax credits or hide money through money laundering schemes. The owner of a Chicago-area restaturant famous for its margaritas...

For the Love of Money and Drugs

A former registered nurse (RN) from New York state recently pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft, healthcare fraud, conspiring to distribute controlled substances, and obstruction of justice. She did it all for the love of money and drugs. The RN, from Akra, had a co-conspirator...

Fraud Vessels

Blood vessels are tubular structures that carry blood throughout the body to tissues and organs. Veins are blood vessels that carry oxygen-depleted blood toward the heart. A Missouri doctor and his company used veins as a vessel to carry out a healthcare fraud scheme...

Pushing Buttons

Technology is amazing. With the push of a button, lots of good things can be accomplished. For example, with just one push of a crosswalk button, busy intersections become parking lots for 30 seconds so pedestrians can walk safely across the road. By pushing...

The Father of Identity Theft

Here are some famous fathers that you may have heard of: Vint Cerf, Father of the Internet; Jacques Cousteau, Father of Scuba Diving; and, Orville and Wilbur Wright, Fathers of the Airplane. It’s doubtful that you have heard of James Jackson, the self-proclaimed Father...

Nothing New Under the Sun

There are many ways that individuals and businesses go about neglecting to pay taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Some simply fail to file a tax return. Others who do file a tax return may claim false deductions or omit income to have...

Trouble with the In-Laws

The relationship between mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law can be prickly. When they don’t get along, family relationships across the board can be affected. If the mother-in-law of today’s fraudster was still living, my guess is that their relationship would probably not be so good. If...
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