Friday, December 14, 2018

Bargain Shopping

eBay could be described as the world’s largest flea market with an estimated 25 million sellers and 171 million buyers. Prices range from a few dollars for a variety of things to $2.67 million for a power lunch with Warren Buffet. (The online shopping...

Cutting off the Lifeline

Drug rehabilitation centers are a lifeline for people who want to beat addiction issues. (They usually provide detox assistance, inpatient rehab, medication-assisted treatment, support groups and counseling to help them overcome their dependence on drugs.) A now defunct Bronx, New York-based rehab chain, Narco...

Piggy Bank

As of May 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 820,960 individuals are employed as home health aides in the United States. The job outlook projects a 41% growth rate or more than 1.1 million home health aides by 2026. Today’s fraudster is...

Sleight of Hand

Orthopedic surgery is a fulfilling field of work for doctors who like the instant gratification of repairing someone. (The highly specialized discipline requires a great deal of dexterity in their hands.) An orthopedic surgeon from Utica, New York used his specialized skills to perform...

Some Strings Attached

The Social Security Administration (SSA) presents a sobering statistic about becoming disabled. Apparently, more than one in four of today’s 20-year-olds is expected to become disabled before reaching the age of 67. Thankfully, the SSA can help in the event an individual becomes unable...

Kicked to the Curb

Flophouses don’t have a great reputation as they are usually places where drug abusers live or hang out while continuing their illicit behavior. A New York City couple, who ran multiple flophouses under the guise of being a three-quarter house, took advantage of their...

Vulnerable

People who enjoy caring for others can have a rewarding career as a home health aide. Those who choose the profession take care for vulnerable patients who suffer from chronic illnesses or disabilities, are elderly, or need care in their own homes. Even though...

Down to the Last Penny

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “NY Man Pleads Guilty to Nearly $10,000 in Workers’ Comp Fraud,” posted on WorkCompWire.com. Arnold Fassbinder, 55, of Royal Avenue, Buffalo, was charged with and pleaded guilty in Erie County Court to one count of Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, a felony.

Sticky Fingers

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Elmont woman to serve up to 3 years for welfare fraud, AG says” posted on NewsDay.com. An Elmont woman will serve up to 3 years in prison for her role in what prosecutors said was a scheme that allowed her to receive welfare benefits for which she wasn’t eligible.

The Root of the Problem

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Auburn man admits stealing $83K in workers’ comp benefits” posted on auburnpub.com. An Auburn man admitted to stealing more than $83,000 in workers' compensation benefits and not providing employees at his logging company with workers' compensation insurance coverage.
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