Tuesday, December 10, 2019

On Top of Things

Missouri’s Child Care and Development Fund offers daycare subsidies for low-income families with parents who work or are receiving job training. The owner of a Kansas City, Missouri daycare center signed up to be a provider under the Children’s Division of the Missouri Department...

Defining Necessary

Healthcare.gov defines “medically necessary” as “health care services or supplies needed to diagnose or treat an illness, injury, condition, disease or its symptoms and that meet accepted standards of medicine.” A Nigerian man received a Medicare fraud conviction because he paid kickbacks for fraudulent...

Stretching a Dollar

If you’re thinking about living abroad while collecting Social Security benefits, it’s best to check with the Social Security Administration (SSA) Payments Abroad Screening Tool to see if you qualify before heading off to another country. An Ellenville, New York man continued to collect...

Favors

Sometimes, asking for favors is difficult. It can be awkward to request help when your favor requires hard work like moving furniture. Or a friend or family member might be inconvenienced when you ask for a ride to a busy metropolitan airport in the...

Feeding and Starving Addictions

Addictions to things such as drugs, gambling, gaming, food and shopping can be costly in terms of losing money, family or friends. (As opposed to binge-watching, which tends to waste time but at least it’s entertaining, and you can do it with your family...

A Salute

The Department of Defense Military Retirement Fund disburses disability retirement benefits and survivor benefits to military members and their spouses and families following their retirement from active duty and the reserves. Two Sapulpa, Oklahoma siblings took advantage of that government program and also committed...

Sinking Ship

There is a maritime tradition that involves the captain going down with the ship. In other words, he is responsible for saving his crew, or he will risk his life in the process. The former owner and medical director of a Baton Rouge, Louisiana...

Found by Justice

Here’s a tip that most people know, but apparently a Laceys Spring, Alabama man did not – if you’re facing charges related to multiple crimes, don’t fake your death and try to leave the United States under someone else’s identity. (You will surely be...

The Old Bait and Switcheroo

The “Bait and Switch” sales tactic has been around for a long time. It’s commonly used to attract someone to a good deal, then the customer ends up with something else, usually for a higher price.

Irregularities

Irregularities are usually not a good thing. The D.C. Department of Human Services discovered some irregularities in welfare payments and reported their findings to the D.C. inspector general’s office. An in-depth investigation revealed that a Washington, D.C. public servant committed food stamp fraud by...
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