Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Education Misrepresentation

There are fraudsters in every industry, and that includes the growing for-profit education market. The Times of India has reported a case in which the managers of a few for-profit universities exploited both recipients of domestic student financial aid and those with international student...

State of Deceit v. Commonwealth of Divorce

Police officers are put on this earth to help keep everyone safe and for that we are thankful. But, they are human, and therefore, imperfect. A case in Tampa tells of a police officer who cashed in fraudulent tax refund fraud checks to pay...

Shame on Me

WZZM13, a Michigan ABC affiliate, recently reported on a $1 million healthcare scam involving a physician's assistant, who was caught not only receiving illegal referral kickbacks, but also prescribing drugs to his own romantic partners, to patients with whom he shared the drugs and...

Dishonorable Deeds

Our military personnel put their lives on the line for ordinary Americans every day. When they leave military service, they become veterans. In my book, the word 'veteran' should be synonymous with the word 'honor'. They deserve our trust and our thanks; and when...

Social Sinners

Some people engage in religious activities to absolve their sins and cultivate spiritual connections with higher powers. And then there are those who see organized religion as an opportunity to victimize vulnerable, god-fearing folk. The Daily Leader reports on a pair of women in...

Medical Maniacs

A Southern California medical practice's conspiracy to defraud Medicare and Medi-Cal, by billing the health benefits programs for false anti-psychotics prescriptions multiple times, has history-making impudence, according to a January report by Healthcare Finance News. The report details an investigation – dubbed ''Operation Psych...

Doctor Takes His Cut

Medicare can cover in-home health care services when patients are confined to their homes due to illness or injury. The goal is to provide medical care that is just as effective but more convenient and ideally less expensive than hospital care. Not so when...

American Dollars or Canadian Bacon?

It seems that a group of Canadians, who conspired with a California convict to cheat the United States government out of nearly $10 million dollars in federal income tax refunds, aren't going to be heading over the border for french fries and gravy anytime...

From Russia with Fraud

A guilty plea is supposed to mean taking responsibility for committing a crime. Yet the Sun-Sentinel reports that a Florida woman was still grappling with her own culpability at her sentencing hearing. She had already pleaded guilty to bribing federal and state employees, enabling...

A Big Catch in the Big Easy

Listen to this Story How many fraudulent Medicare claims is too many? (The correct answer should be only one.) According to The Advocate, two doctors and one nurse employed by a New Orleans area home healthcare business submitted approximately...
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