Thursday, August 22, 2019

Admissions Fraud

College admissions are competitive. (That’s why high school seniors are encouraged to apply to multiple schools with the hopes of getting into at least one of their favorites.) When a Carmel, Indiana woman applied to her favored university and got rejected, she committed student...

Fatal Fraud

Fraud is generally not considered fatal, just costly (and really aggravating) for victims. In fact, criminals, who may have previously committed crimes such as selling drugs, often turn to fraud because they can make a good amount of money without as much risk. Today,...

Sounds Like Fraud

A Garland, Texas healthcare administrator recently pleaded guilty to her role in a $5.1 million Medicare fraud conspiracy. The conspiracy stemmed from a family bent on bilking Medicare through the submission of false claims for hearing related services. According to documents filed in the case,...

More than a Slice of Pizza

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Wayne Restaurateur Giuseppe DiMeo Guilty In Tax Fraud Case: Feds,” published by Radnor Patch. Giuseppe "Pino" DiMeo, 49, changed his initial not guilty plea to guilty on two counts of conspiring to defraud the IRS and nine counts of filing false tax returns, according to Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen.

A Bad Rap

A research study conducted by The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine reports that one visit to a chiropractor to treat back pain could save Medicare $83.5 million each year. (These findings are quite astounding, as chiropractic care has historically been controversial...

Decoupling Fraud

The U.S. Justice Department’s Northern District of California announced that former Antioch police officer Gary Bostick and his wife, Ana Bostick, pleaded guilty to their respective roles in a scheme to illegally obtain money from the United States.

You’re Gonna Pay

Payroll taxes are the focus in today’s “Fraud of the Day.” Employees usually pay their share via paycheck deductions and then employers pay the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) an amount based upon the employee’s wages. Today’s fraudster collected his employees’ payroll taxes, but neglected...

With This Ring, I Defraud Thee

One of the easiest ways for an immigrant to become a lawful resident of the United States is to marry an American citizen. While there are many immigrants who find their true love in the “Land of the Free and the Home of the...

Big Boo Boo

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Phenix City resident convicted of stolen identity fraud ring that sought $26 million,” posted on A Phenix City resident was convicted by a federal jury for stealing the identities of soldiers, state prisoners and teenagers in a scheme that sought $26 million in false tax returns.

Investigating the Investigator

The job of an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigator is to pursue individuals who break the tax law. So, it is ironic that a Sacramento, California woman, who worked for the IRS Criminal Investigation Division as an investigator, found herself being pursued by...
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