Thursday, October 29, 2020

Mayor Tricks Public with Workers’ Comp Fraud

Stealing from public insurance programs is a crime against society’s most vulnerable people. When a public official – especially an elected official – defrauds public programs, the betrayal is that much greater. That was the case with a Georgia mayor who pleaded guilty in December...

Meaningful Consequences

Medicaid providers who steal from the government healthcare program by billing for services they don’t deliver eventually face severe consequences for committing Medicaid fraud. That is the message received (loud and clear, might I add) from federal prosecutors in Georgia who recently won major...

Fraud Intervention

The point of an intervention is to disrupt how something is being done so that change can occur. If done properly, interventions can help with alcohol or substance abuse, unruly adolescents, distressed families or children with severe emotional disturbances. The owner of a Fayetteville, Georgia organization...

Mental Anguish

It’s deplorable when a mental health services business takes advantage of vulnerable patients to make a profit. That’s exactly what happened in today’s “Fraud of the Day” case which involves the co-owners of a Henry County, Georgia mental health services business. They committed Medicaid...

If the Shoe Fits

It 's no secret that most women love shoes. It 's not clear whether the woman in today 's "Fraud of the Day" had a shoe fetish, but she most definitely used her position as a store manager for a diabetic footwear store to...

They Never Learn

Some fraudsters never learn. They frequently commit the same crime over and over again until one day, they make a mistake. A Georgia woman almost carried out a successful student loan fraud scheme worth $500,000, until she mistakenly signed her own name instead of...

Feeling the Pain of Fraud

It 's very important to monitor a patient during and after surgery. From the time that patients are put under anesthesia and wake up post-surgery, they need to be monitored. A Georgia doctor, who was responsible for performing surgical monitoring services billed multiple federal...

Real Trouble

Investing in real estate is a great way to create a source of ongoing income. The goal is to buy property that will increase in value, making it part of the foundation of a good wealth strategy. A dentist who operated her practice in...

Tooth Fairy

The tooth fairy is a fantasy character that many children delight in, especially after they have tucked their baby tooth under their pillow and woken up to find a small payment in exchange. Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' details how a dentist mistook the...

Fake It ‘Til You Make It

A family who owned and operated a counseling business in Georgia successfully faked a vast amount of documents, then submitted them to Medicaid. Their fraudulent efforts paid off initially and they received more than $3 million from the government health care benefits program. (However,...
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