Friday, December 14, 2018

Controlling the Purse Strings

The person who controls the purse strings within a business decides how the money is spent. It is a position of power and one that caused a home healthcare owner from Guysville, Ohio to commit Medicaid fraud and tax fraud. She let greed drive...

Carte Blanche

There are many things to consider when choosing a business partner. Before entering into a business venture, it’s important to join forces with someone who has industry knowledge, understands your working and decision-making style, has similar values, goals and skills, and most importantly, is...

The Old Switcheroo

A confidence trick or game is a deceptive tactic where an individual attempts to gain the trust of a victim by taking advantage of the human psyche. A Bristol, Connecticut social services business owner took advantage of her psychotherapy patients and their psyches by...

Government-funded Vacation

Living in the United States has many benefits, like democracy and an enormous amount of freedom. Then, there’s access to excellent education, healthcare and other government benefits to consider. Last time I checked, government-funded vacations were not one of the perks of living in...

Maybe They Won’t Notice

Medical advancements in recent decades have contributed to Americans living longer. The U.S. Census Bureau states that the number of people age 65 and older in the United States is just about 15 percent, increasing by 1.6 million people since 2014. (This correlates with...

Anyone and Everyone

As of June 2018, more than 66 million individuals were enrolled in Medicaid. As approximately one-sixth of the national healthcare economy, it’s easy to see how the government healthcare program is an easy target for fraud. (In 2016, Medicaid spending totaled $565.5 billion.) A...

Vocabulary

Fraudsters like words such as extravagant, lavish, palatial, luxurious and opulent. And, they’ll do anything to live that kind of lifestyle, even if it means stealing from others to achieve their dream. Three managers of a now closed Westminster, Massachusetts transportation company were recently...

Money Hungry

People who are “money hungry” will do just about anything to become rich. (Cue visions of luxurious vacations on sandy beaches and frolicking on yachts, while gold coins rain down.) Today’s fraud spotlight shines brightly on a former Montana optometrist who may or may...

Partners in Fraud

Starting a business is a risky venture, especially when you need to have several partners to pull it off. Arguably, one of the most important qualities to look for in a business partner is integrity. A couple from Louisa, Kentucky lacked that extremely important...

The Reality of Fraud

Reality television became a phenomenon in the late 1990s and early 2000s. These statistics show there are several reasons why the genre is so popular. Whether viewers just like the interpersonal drama, find the shows to contain mindless drivel that helps them forget about...

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