Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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...

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...

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...

Three Strikes, You’re Out

Baseball season is in full swing. It’s as good of a time as any to explain a few basic rules. Baseball players get three strikes per at bat. If they miss a pitch, don’t swing at a pitch in the strike zone, or hit a...

Good Help is Hard to Find

When searching for home health caregivers, it can be hard for homebound individuals to find someone that is suitable. (Afterall, you would want to be comfortable with someone you don’t know coming into your home to take care of you. It’s a very vulnerable position...

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...

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...

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...

Bustling Business in Food Vans

Ever wonder what's really going on with food service vans? Some are like ice cream trucks for adults, with busy workers waiting by the side of the road for the truck to make its daily run. Then, there are others that are a bit...

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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