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Fraud Along the Mississippi

The role of medical professionals is to provide the best medical care possible to patients without bias. In today’s fraud case, it wasn't bias that prevented the doctors and nurses from performing their oathbound duty, rather it was their own greed. Tennessee-based Dr. Thomas Sturdavant,...

Fraud Isn’t Free

Omaha is largely known for being the largest city in Nebraska and for making world renowned steaks. Unfortunately, one Omaha native is tainting its good reputation by making headlines for defrauding Medicare and state Medicaid programs. (Well, I guess you can’t be good at...

No Walking Allowed

Healthcare fraud is often misconstrued as a victimless crime, but the truth is that it impacts the most vulnerable members of society who rely on the services provided by government healthcare programs. Michael Wilson and Jacqueline Podell of Winamac, Indiana are two individuals who...

Spineless Fraudsters

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides monetary allowances, vocational training and rehabilitation, and VA-financed health care benefits to Korea and Vietnam Veterans' birth children who have been diagnosed with spina bifida, a malformation of the vertebrae in the spine that exposes the spinal...

She’s His Wife?

Many families have confusing family dynamics and complicated relationships. The Stephen's family relationship is a prime example as they are not as they appear on paper. Their familial status is the question of a federal fraud scandal. Edward Stephen of Baton Rouge, L.A. was recently...

Chameleons

Fraudsters are everywhere just waiting to find vulnerabilities to exploit in the lives of their unsuspecting victims. Today’s fraudster is an Idaho woman who worked as an officer manager for a skilled nursing facility in Boise for many years without anyone suspecting that she...

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...

Every Minute Counts

Every minute counts when it comes to submitting claims to government healthcare programs. A primary care doctor in Webster City, Iowa was quick to tally the minutes he spent with his patients at multiple nursing facilities (and multiply that number by seven). After nearly...

Sleep Study Fraudster Gets a $2.75M Wake-Up Call

Sleep studies are essential to properly diagnosing and treating sleep issues that can lead to serious medical problems like diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, and stroke. (Doctors use the study results to properly prescribe treatment so sleep deprived individuals can get the rest they...

Drug-dealing Doctor

A Missouri doctor will serve two years in federal prison and a nurse practitioner has been fined in a Medicaid and Medicare scam that involved providing opioid prescriptions to patients without an exam. (Sounds like he was more of a drug dealer than a...

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