Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Lucky Number 7

The number seven has long been considered to be lucky, especially for the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, which recently made its seventh most notable crackdown since launched in 2007. (Notice the number of sevens?) An article in The Wall Street Journal reports that in...

Illinois and Missouri Track Down Unemployment Fraud

What do unemployment benefits and a trip to Costa Rica have in common? Absolutely nothing, of course – unless you're the Manchester, Missouri, man who allegedly received $44,000 in fraudulently obtained unemployment benefits and then used it to help defray the costs of a...

Lower the Fraud Boom

Personal care attendants are key to helping the disabled and elderly live as independently as possible. Some of the duties performed include helping patients with personal hygiene, light housekeeping and meal preparation. Medicaid pays to provide such personal care to eligible beneficiaries so they...

Hunting for Motivation

Hunting is a popular sport throughout the United States. It takes know-how, skill, and often, physical strength. Whether you hunt small or large game, your ability to set traps and operate the necessary equipment can make a difference between catching your prey or becoming...

Listen Up Students

The days of punishing students with detention may quickly be changing to prison time. You mean to say that students will serve jail time for skipping classes? No, not quite; however, college students seeking to defraud the government through student aid programs could face...

Domino Effect

Listen to this Story A domino effect is said to occur when one action causes a chain reaction. (For example, when a number of dominoes are set very near to one another in a row, they all fall down...

The Fast Lane

Illegal immigration is a hot topic. It is the backdrop of today's commentary, but it is not what the commentary is about. I focus on fraud. Here's the challenge? once in United States, the undocumented immigrant – like anyone else – needs identification. And,...

Certainty

Benjamin Franklin once said that the only things certain in life are death and taxes. He forgot to add one more certainty - if caught stealing money from the U.S. government, a prison sentence is sure to follow. Today's ''Fraud of the...

Former State Lawmaker Charged with Double Dipping

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides financial assistance to people who meet specific criteria and are disabled because of illness, injury or other conditions that prevent them from working. Today's Fraud of the Day studies a troubling indictment of a former public servant who...

Stopping Payments to the Dead

In today's world of fiscal uncertainty, it's not hard to find a story in the news where an elected official talks about dysfunctional government, increasing taxes or budget cuts. As the saying goes, it seems the only things we can really count on in...
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