Monday, June 17, 2019

Just Trying to Help Out

Two Winston-Salem men were convicted this week on federal charges that they committed more than $1 million in health care fraud through a company they started in Jacksonville, Florida.

Bad Things that Happen in Parking Lots

Christine Hicks Thomas, 62, of Murfreesboro, faces up to five years in prison as well as $25,000 in fines and three years of supervised release. As part of her plea agreement, she has agreed “to surrender her nursing license, to surrender any interest she has in companies that bill the government for health care services, and to be permanently excluded from Medicare and Medicaid programs.”

Not A Good Idea

The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina says 46-year-old Shephard Lee Spruill II of Winterville, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud, and perjury.

Lurking Fraudsters

It’s back to school time and as children return to the classroom, it’s important to stay mindful of fraudsters who may be lurking around looking for a way to steal your child’s identity. The Federal Trade Commission reports that in 2016, 15,496 identity theft...

What a Pile of Scrap

Fraudsters are always coming up with new and innovative ways to carry out their crimes, however, today's "Fraud of the Day" shines the spotlight on a North Carolina businessman who used a simple and oft used technique to hide his fraudulent acts. He thought...

At Risk

There's no doubt that fraud puts the integrity of taxpayer-funded health care programs at risk. And when at-risk children are victimized in the process, you can bet that the government will not hesitate to go after those responsible for the crime. That's what happened...

All or Nothing

Listen to this Story The Social Security Administration (SSA) is pretty clear about who can and cannot receive financial assistance from the government for a disability. (The SSA defines ''disability'' in this publication and states that the agency only...

For Rent

Renting has advantages. For instance, if you rent a house, you are responsible for taking care of the place but, you're not stuck with a mortgage when you move out. When you rent a movie from your cable provider, you get to enjoy a...

Hindsight is 20-20

It's usually easy to see the difference between doing something the wrong way vs. the right way after the fact. (That's called hindsight.) An article posted on TulsaWorld.com tells about an optometrist who knew the difference between right and wrong, but made a very...

One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Fraud

Farmers can buy insurance to protect themselves in case they lose their crops to natural disasters such as floods, drought or hail. It also covers policy holders if prices for agricultural commodities decline and revenue drops. An article posted on ValleyNewsLive.com tells about two...
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