Saturday, October 24, 2020

COVID Feature: Unforeseen Consequences

To the dismay of all employees, there is no such thing as guaranteed job security. At the end of the day, businesses do what they need to do to stay financially secure and sometimes that means letting employees go. An unfortunate side effect of...

Brazen

An Atlanta man has been sentenced to 11 years in federal prison for leading a fraud ring across the Southeast that netted $2.5 million in fraudulent Medicaid payments. Prosecutors say Matthew Harrell, 44, was the brains behind a four-person criminal ring that stole Medicaid information...

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...

Clear Line of Sight

Opticians are eye wear professionals who help customers find the perfect pair of prescription eyeglasses and ensure they fit properly. There is a set of specific knowledge and skills that one must possess to become an Optician. Being skilled in identity theft fraud is...

Nickname for Fraudster

There are many reasons why people have nicknames. Sometimes they are bestowed on someone as a term of endearment or chosen because the person doesn't like their real name. An article published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution details a $1 million tax fraud scam perpetrated...

Family Dysfunctions

If you're billing the government for services that you never provided, you're committing fraud. (Just a general rule of thumb.) As stated in a press release, the Georgia Attorney General's office prosecuted a woman who owned and operated an Atlanta-area behavioral health clinic for...

Across State Lines

Medicaid is a state-based insurance program meant to help cover medical costs for those with less income and financial resources. Unfortunately, Medicaid is also one of the largest targets of healthcare fraud throughout the country.  Current Georgia resident Markuetric Stringfellow has pleaded guilty to federal...

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...

Jack Pot

Have you ever dreamed of winning the lottery? Perhaps you'd use the proceeds to buy a nice vacation property, your own private island or maybe you could set up a charity or pay off a big loan. An article in The Augusta Chronicle covers...

Seven Charged in Multi-Million Dollar Food Stamp Fraud Case

Just imagine this scenario? you're down on your luck, and you're really low on cash; you don't even have enough money to buy food without the help of the government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps. Then, someone offers you...
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