Thursday, November 14, 2019

Abusing Trust

Many parents rely on after school programs to keep their kids occupied and safe until they can be picked up after work. Whether provided at school or in a local community center, parents usually pay a fee and trust that their children will be...

Justice Served Twice

Witnesses are not always needed in order to convict someone of a crime. A story published by Home Health Care News tells about a case against a woman convicted for taking part in a hospice-related health care fraud. She asked for a new trial...

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...

All Aboard the Fraud Train

Listen to this Story Home-based health care is one of the fastest growing segments of the health care industry. According to the United Nations, the number of people over the age of 60 is expected to triple to 2 Billion by 2050. (While this news...

Practical Nurse, Impractical Fraud

A recent pair of reports by the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle detail a licensed practical nurse in upstate New York who exploited a special needs patient to cheat the state Medicaid program of nearly ten thousand dollars' worth of payments for services she did...

Lower the Fraud Boom

Personal care attendants are key to helping the disabled and elderly live as independently as possible. Some of the duties performed include helping patients with personal hygiene, light housekeeping and meal preparation. Medicaid pays to provide such personal care to eligible beneficiaries so they...

Bittersweet

Public assistance funds are meant for the needy. An article published in the Indy Star follows a woman who submitted fake applications for Medicaid benefits like coins in a bubblegum machine and ended up unlawfully receiving more than $720,000 as a result of her...

Worth the Cost

There are times in life where you have to stop and ask yourself? ''Is this worth the cost?'' Perhaps you are purchasing a new car, or maybe you have decided to end a relationship for a new start. Regardless, it's always good to weigh...

Read the Fine Print

Listen to this Story It's important to read the fine print before engaging in a transaction that seems too good to be true. (People tend to get really excited about what kind of deal they're going to get...

Falling on Hard Times

A variety of things can cause a person to fall on hard times. A debilitating illness, job loss or financial trouble can make people do desperate things. An article published in The Daily Item reports on an elderly father and son who teamed up...

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