Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Pulling Fraud Off the Streets

Statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse show that the abuse of prescription opioids costs our Nation $26 billion in health care-related expenses each year. Another $78.5 billion in costs can be attributed to crime, lost work productivity and health care. A Detroit-area...

Enterprising Fraudster

Medicaid billing fraud is a lucrative business for enterprising fraudsters. Perpetrators of this type of fraud are counting on patients and Medicaid claims processors to not examine their billing statements too closely. A doctor in Ohio was running a profitable billing fraud enterprise out...

Lying Compounds the Problem

When you know someone is doing something illegal, lying about it is never the right response. (Lying only compounds the problem.)The owners and operators of a Mississippi-based medical supply company that also provided compounded inhalation drugs knew that billing Medicare for compounded inhalation drugs...

Too Good to be True

There are some criminals who are on a mission to defraud from the get-go, then there are others who find themselves stuck in a difficult position where they want to do the honorable thing, but in the end choose not to for whatever reason....

Oh…the Irony

Isn't it ironic how some fraudsters will work very hard to carry off a scam, but earning an honest living is not an option? Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' focuses on a married couple who told multiple lies about their employment situation, then got...

Candidly Criminal

If you're going to carry around an 8-inch knife, an airsoft pistol and a marijuana pipe, with someone else's Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card wrapped around your neck, it is advisable that you choose your method of transportation —and your words—wisely. MLive.com reports that...

Bottom Feeders Need Not Apply

The Mount Desert Islander reports on a man approaching middle age in Bar Harbor, Maine, who conspired to secure some extra financial cushion for his impending golden years by fraudulently collecting unemployment checks over a four-year period. (No amount of bailing is going to...

Contributing to an Epidemic

Listen to this Story Throughout the United States, abuse of prescription narcotics is a serious problem affecting millions of people. (To make matters worse, doctors who violate the Hippocratic Oath tend to make the healing gods very angry.) According...

Taking Generosity Too Far

Listen to this Story Unemployment benefits were created to help people who recently lost their jobs manage expenses as they look for new opportunities. (Therefore, it should go without saying that in order to qualify for unemployment insurance, the...

License to Steal

Listen to this Story Licenses are generally required to either practice in a particular employment field or to operate something. (For example, you cannot drive an automobile without first passing the driving test and proving that you can...
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