Saturday, April 4, 2020

Faking Sick Finds Trouble

Faking an illness is wrong. Every kid who has ever claimed to be sick so he or she didn't have to go to school knew it at the time. Kids grow up and most of us recognize as adults that this behavior is unacceptable....

Life-Changing Decisions

There are many decisions made in life that can alter our future, including the choice to attend college, move to a new location for a job, get married, or become a parent. The former head of the St. Clair Housing Commission in Michigan made...

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...

Stealing Evidence

It's not a good idea to steal evidence when you have been charged with an offense. (It can only get you deeper into trouble with the law.) A Federal Bureau of Investigation press release details how two owners of several home health care companies...

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...

Taking Down Fraud

The Medicare Strike Force doesn't put up with fraud and strives to prevent criminals from bilking the government program of billions of dollars from dishonest charges. They've been pretty successful with their efforts – especially in the Detroit area, where more than 164...

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...

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...

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...

House Call

Back in the early to mid-20th century, house calls by doctors were considered a common practice, especially in rural areas. Today, house calls are usually reserved for those who are unable to get to the doctor's office and are performed by home health...
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