Friday, December 14, 2018

Are You Kidding Me?

In Kansas, the average cost to place an infant in a child care center per year is $10,955. Compare that to $9,227 – the annual cost for public college tuition. (Are you kidding me? You shouldn’t have to take a second mortgage out on...

Keys to the Kingdom

It’s a good idea to consider designating a Power of Attorney (POA). (You will need someone to act on your behalf if an emergency occurs.) Today’s fraud article teaches an important lesson about the type of person you choose to become your POA. A...

Not Exactly a Brainiac

Brainiacs often appear in children’s cartoons or superhero movies and play the part of someone who is extremely intelligent, but somewhat maniacal. A Kansas man, who provided home health services to patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), did not appear to have any maniacal...

Mother-Daughter Collusion

Mother-daughter relationships can be complicated. (Especially when it involves criminal activity.) Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' is about a mom and a daughter who were in collusion to bilk the Kansas Medicaid program of more than $3,000 while both were incarcerated. The daughter billed the...

Flexibility

The state of Kentucky's Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse aims to protect Medicaid patients who are in nursing homes, being treated in Medicaid facilities or receiving personal care in their own homes from patient abuse, neglect and exploitation. One of the most important...

Getting Taxpayers the Money they are Owed, Quickly without Identity Fraud

The Kentucky Department of Revenue's (DOR) job is not just to collect taxes, but to get taxpayers the money they are owed as quickly as possible. We are trusted stewards of taxpayer dollars, and we take our responsibility very seriously. In recent years, identity theft-related...

The Insanity of It All

Listen to this Story </p? Perhaps it is insane to defraud state and federal government programs and think you can get away with it. (But that doesn't mean an insanity defense will actually work.) A story reported by WSAZ News Channel...

No Work, No Pay

Listen to this Story One of the most essential parts of getting paid for work is showing up for the job. Apparently, one Kansas man forgot this basic best practice. KOAM-TV reports that a man was sentenced to one...

When the Shoe is on the Other Foot

Listen to this Story The best way to experience what someone else is going through is to step into their shoes, so to speak. (That's certainly one way to become more empathetic.) An article published by The Wichita Eagle...

Used Fraud Salesman

Although it is a normal emotion, anxiety can cause people to experience some pretty unpleasant feelings. Reactions to fear and worry can be debilitating, sometimes impacting a person's ability to function normally in life. A story posted on TheIND.com describes how a Louisiana man's...
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