Thursday, November 15, 2018

Peace of Mind

It is estimated that 65.7 million informal and family caregivers provide care to someone who is ill, disabled or aged in the United States. These Americans have to balance the demands of work, home, kids and caring for a loved one who needs assistance....

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...

Two is a Party, 18 is a Crowd Destined for Jail

I am sure you have heard the expression: ''Two is a party; three is a crowd.'? While it may be easier to find seats at a popular restaurant for a party of two on Friday night, a crowd of 18 fraudsters heading to jail...

Head Check

According to an article published in the News & Observer, a North Carolina woman, who ran a counseling business, scammed Medicaid by using patient ID numbers to bill the government benefits program for services that were not needed nor provided. (Did I mention the...

$2.2 Million in Food Stamp Fraud at the Local Dairy Mart

The local Dairy Mart (sounds like a dangerous hangout) isn't exactly where you would expect to find a major fraud case unfolding, but that's what authorities think was happening, according to a recent report from Channel 5's NewsNet.com. Federal agents arrested four people on...

Taking Advantage of Kids

Finding adequate and appropriate daycare is difficult for any parent, including beneficiaries who rely on Medicaid to subsidize payments to childcare programs. Once an appropriate childcare provider is found, parents don't usually expect to have the identities of their children stolen, and they...

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...

Come on Down

To be successful at workers' compensation fraud, criminals must be experts in malingering – the act of faking a physical or psychological illness for personal gain. According to an article in The Week, a postal worker from North Carolina did a great job...

Nothing but Fraud

There is no shortage of idioms with the word ''nothing.'? Phrases such as ''nothing to it,'' ''think nothing about it,'' ''all or nothing'' or ''better than nothing'' are common in the English language. The News & Record follows a story about a manager of...

Check and Recheck

Some people have a habit of checking and rechecking. Perhaps before going to bed for the night, a person might check all of the locks on their doors and windows to make sure they are secure. A student may want to go...
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