Monday, November 30, 2020

Dead as a Door Nail

There are many ways to commit healthcare fraud. Some of the most common methods include billing for services not rendered, double billing, misrepresenting dates, locations and providers of service, charging for more expensive procedures, but providing less expensive ones and paying kickbacks. Today’s fraudster,...

The Music Is Over

Music has many associated benefits. It can lower your blood pressure and stress level, make you happier, enhance concentration, improve sleep quality, boost immune systems and, it can even reduce depression and anxiety. The former executive of a community health center in Camden, New...

Couple Gambles on Judge’s Decision in Fraud Case

A New Jersey couple is rolling the dice on a court decision as to whether their bankruptcy status protects them from having to repay the federal nutrition benefits program that prosecutors say they defrauded. Mustafa and Rahime Ozturk, both in their 30s, were charged last...

What’s Yours is Mine

Each year millions of people fall victim to identity thieves, and the problem is only getting worse. With identity theft rates setting new records year after year, it is no wonder that the courts do not take these cases lightly. Today’s “Fraud of the...

Able-bodied After All

Janeide Chillis of Irvington, N.J. served as a U.S. Postal Service employee until she claimed to suffer from a slip-and-fall accident at work. Chilis began to receive compensation benefits after having a doctor certify she was disabled from the incident and unable to work....

Signed, Sealed, Sentenced

Today’s fraud story is about a New Jersey doctor who took advantage of hundreds of postal service employees so that his medical practice could prosper. Mark Filippone pleaded guilty in federal court via videoconference for conspiring to violate the federal anti-kickback statute. Filippone admitted...

Cutting Corners

The cost of worker's compensation insurance varies widely according to industry and location, not to mention how long a business has been accident-free. The owner of a small business in New Jersey tried to cut costs ($600,000 to be exact) at his electronic recycling...

Fraud at a Distance

Distance learning is big business, and many accredited universities and learning institutions offer a variety of degrees and certificate programs online. The benefits of online programs are numerous, including convenience, flexibility, cost and choice. Distance learning students do not have to be physically present...

Living Rent-Free

The Section 8 Housing program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is the federal government's program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly and the disabled afford safe and decent housing in the private market. Public Housing...

Dead Man Talking

Dead men don't talk, but apparently, a deceased dentist in New Jersey performed a wide variety of dental procedures and earned a lot of money from the government in the process. Today 's "Fraud of the Day" examines a case about a dentist who...
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