Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Heartless

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “She pulled teeth, provided fillings, but wasn’t a dentist and is headed to prison,” published by the Idaho Statesman. Cherie R. Dillon, 62, will spend five years in prison for completing dental procedures that legally could only be performed by a dentist.

Someone Dropped the Ball

Home health or personal care aides provide personal care services such as meal planning and food preparation, companionship, medication management, transportation, bathing and dressing services to individuals who are ill, injured or disabled, elderly or fragile in general. (On average, Medicaid pays caregivers $8 - $14 per...

Not a Coincidence

A judge has ordered a Canyon County man to complete three years of probation as part of his sentence for stealing approximately $13,000 in Medicaid payments by illegally billing Idaho for medical services regarding an adopted son.

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...

Phishing For Information

A scam email is attempting to fool recipients into disclosing their Social Security information. At first glance, the email appears to come from the Social Security Administration. An Idaho resident, who has chosen to remain anonymous to protect his and his wife’s privacy, disclosed...

Hungry for Fraud

As senior citizens age, it becomes harder to prepare nutritious meals, especially if living on a limited budget. Fortunately, Medicaid provides home-delivered meals to qualified beneficiaries. An article posted on MagicValley.com details the story of an Idaho-based, Medicaid-certified home-delivery meal provider that is in...

Full Disclosure

When applying for welfare or any government benefits in general, it's extremely important to tell the truth when filling out the application forms. If any deliberate misstatements are made or there is a failure to reveal information that would determine a person's eligibility for...

Double Whammy

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program is funded by general tax revenues and is intended to be a federal income supplement that helps aged, blind and disabled citizens, who have little or no income, meet basic needs for food, clothing and shelter. However, one...

Sign It All Away

Have you ever signed a document without looking at it? My guess is you've been taught well enough at some point that you know signing a document without reviewing it could be a huge mistake. To state the obvious, it's not just the fine...
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