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...

Foot Fraud

To put oneself in the shoes of another is to understand the circumstances or experiences of someone else. (I would be extremely reluctant to put my feet in the shoes of a fraudster because I would not want to experience the life of a...

Cashing in on Kids

If you are a parent that requires supervision for your child during the day, you want a program that ensures your child is well cared for in a safe and healthy educational environment by qualified child care staff. As a discerning parent, you know...

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...

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...

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....

Juggling Deception

Jugglers are amazingly adept at keeping a variety of objects up in the air, all at the same time. It takes a great deal of skill, concentration and good eye and hand coordination to keep balls, bowling pins, swords, or flaming items moving...

Minnesota Auditor Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for $2 Million in Fraud

Who audits the auditor? This story is a stark reminder that even those entrusted with checking the books need to be checked from time to time. A now-former auditor for the Minnesota Department of Revenue has been sentenced to five years in...

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...

Hoist the Surrender Flag

Let's take it to the open seas? Are you familiar with pirate history? Perhaps you've read about Blackbeard's infamous capture of South Carolina in 1718. If not, you've surely seen at least one chapter of the recent pirate movie sequels. You know the drill?...
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