Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Paper Pusher

Paper pushers are generally referred to in a derogatory manner because their job requires a lot of repetitive and monotonous work. (Some fraudsters excel at being paper pushers and can make a lot of money by repeatedly filling out fraudulent insurance claim forms, resulting...

No Show’ Means ‘No Go’

A lot of health care fraud is committed by medical providers who claim they performed procedures on patients, when in reality they did not. (It's one of the oldest tricks in the fraud book.) They fraudulently bill government insurance programs for the bogus care,...

Permission Slip for Fraud

Permission slips come in different forms. Schools require them so that children can visit the local zoo on their class trip. Doctors request a signature from a patient getting the flu shot stating there are no allergies to the vaccine about to be administered....

Fraudulent Friends

Fraud is easier if there is someone on the inside that can help perpetuate a crime. An article published in the Suffolk News-Herald tells about a husband and wife team who got a little help from a Medicaid insider. Their fraudulent friend helped the...

Adjusting to Fraud

Children like pretend play. They can be whomever they like including warriors, princesses, veterinarians or even grocery store clerks. (I doubt many kids pretend to be a fraudster.) At some point, they grow out of that stage and move on to reality. ...

Pros and Cons

There are times in life when we are faced with making big decisions. Making a list of pros and cons can often be very helpful when assessing a tough situation. An article posted on WMAZ.com shares the details of a con woman who was...

Fraud Care Plan

Health care professionals rely on individualized care plans to successfully treat patients. (These plans can provide details on medical or home health care treatment recommendations and prescriptions.) Medical certificates are issued by physicians or health care providers to provide evidence of a health condition....

Living Large

Twitter is one of the fastest growing ways that people communicate. It is considered a micro-social media platform due to its 160 character limit, but it can provide macro benefits in investigations for law enforcement. In my experience,...

A Need for Respite

Everyone needs a break at some point, especially primary caregivers of people who cannot care for themselves. This duty often falls on the shoulders of family members, who can become exhausted by their efforts. When some periodic relief is needed, a home...

Intercepting Fraud

Interceptions are good if you are rooting for the losing team who catches a misdirected pass with five seconds to go and runs the ball 90 yards for a touchdown that wins the game. A press release from the Department of Justice details...

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