Saturday, October 24, 2020

Pretty Low

Medicaid scams steal benefits from vulnerable individuals who count on those dollars to fund vital healthcare services. It’s common to read or hear about medical providers, suppliers, home healthcare providers and even some recipients who carry out Medicaid fraud scams. Today’s fraud article looks...

Bound for Bankruptcy

Owning a successful business on paper does not always equate to successfully operating one. This is especially true for business owners whose best practices include participating in illegal financial schemes and defrauding the U.S. government. Mississippi businessman Wade Walters pleaded guilty to participating in a...

Fraud Along the Mississippi

The role of medical professionals is to provide the best medical care possible to patients without bias. In today’s fraud case, it wasn't bias that prevented the doctors and nurses from performing their oathbound duty, rather it was their own greed. Tennessee-based Dr. Thomas Sturdavant,...

Report Card: ‘F’ for Fraud

Listen to this Story For many, student loans mean the difference between going to college and not going. Not so for this ''Fraud of the Day'' example, found in a story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch The article tells of...

A Fraudster in a Haystack

It's pretty hard to find a needle in a haystack, and the prospects of finding a fraudster in a haystack are just as daunting. (Criminals tend to hide behind their illegal activities and can be pretty tough to locate.? An article published by the...

Earning Trouble

There is nothing like earning a paycheck for a good hard day's work. The feeling of accomplishment and self satisfaction warms the soul, as the benefits – whether monetary or not – roll in. While we may sit and revel in our accomplishment, we...

Striking a Nerve

Medicare does not pay for experimental or investigational procedures, treatments or alternative medicine. According to an article published by The Kansas City Star, a former chiropractor from Missouri was aware of that stipulation within Medicare policy, but nonetheless billed the government benefits program for...

Sweet Success

There is nothing quite as sweet as success. When the battle is tough, avoiding the bitter taste of defeat makes success that much sweeter. On the battlefield of fraud and human error, there can only be one winner and one loser. According to an...

The Fraudster Next Door

How well do you know your next door neighbors? You might converse with them at the annual neighborhood party, toss their daily newspaper over the white picket fence as a friendly gesture or offer to watch their house while away on vacation, but...

Inmate Sentenced to 12 Years for Participating in an ID Fraud Ring from Prison

A Missouri inmate has been sentenced to 12 years in prison (thank goodness, a little jail time for these idiots!) for his role in a scam while he was in prison. According to the Belleville News-Democrat, Danwine Dewayne Renard ''pleaded guilty to participating in...
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