Wednesday, April 8, 2020

No Rhyme or Reason

To qualify for and collect unemployment benefits under the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency, an individual must meet certain eligibility requirements. (Benefits aren’t just handed out without a rhyme or reason.) A Detroit man tried to circumvent those requirements and committed unemployment fraud in the...

Entitlement Can Be a Dirty Word

Entitlement can be a dirty word depending on how it is used. It can either mean that an individual has a legitimate right to something, or it can mean that someone has a belief that they deserve certain privileges or special treatment, when they...

Falling Through the Cracks

The Michigan Department of Education’s Child Development and Care program helps low-income families afford day care costs, so they can keep working. While several different state agencies are involved in evaluating day care providers to make sure they are not fleecing taxpayers, today’s fraudster...

Despicable

If there ever was a poster child for the word “despicable,” it would be today’s fraudster – a former psychologist from Caspian, Michigan. What is particularly disturbing about the case is that the medical professional entrusted with helping his drug-addicted patients actually...

Eyes and Ears on the Lookout

Prosecutors are cracking down on health care practitioners who defraud state Medicaid programs. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is giving stern warnings to those who steal from the state program that provides health insurance for the poor and disabled. "Those who think they can get...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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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