Thursday, August 22, 2019

In a Hurry

A Euclid, Ohio woman was in a hurry to commit workers compensation fraud. She was so busy that she couldn’t fit in time for her physical therapy appointments and consequently, her physical therapy provider noticed. (It’s nice to know that there are reputable medical service providers who...

Making a Dishonest Living

Drywall, a cost-efficient replacement to plaster, has been around since the early 1900s. While it has revolutionized modern construction, it does pose some risks to workers who install the material. A Pataskala, Ohio drywall installer, who reported an on-the-job injury, was recently convicted for...

Hello…You’ve Just Been Busted for Fraud

Voicemail greetings serve several useful purposes. They let callers know that you are unavailable to talk. They also provide a way for important messages to get through. Today’s fraudster from northeast Ohio used his personal voicemail greeting for yet another purpose – to inadvertently...

Lacking

Workers’ compensation fraud can be segmented into three types: employees, employers and healthcare providers. The most common type of employee fraud involves a fictional injury or illness that is non-work-related. Employers scam the system by misclassifying employees or neglecting to purchase workers’ compensation insurance...

Controlling the Purse Strings

The person who controls the purse strings within a business decides how the money is spent. It is a position of power and one that caused a home healthcare owner from Guysville, Ohio to commit Medicaid fraud and tax fraud. She let greed drive...

Misclassified

When filling out official paperwork that is ultimately submitted to a government agency, it’s really important to get the facts straight. (Otherwise, the errors could come back to haunt you.) That’s the case for an Ohio mulch supplier who committed workers’ compensation fraud by...

The Least of His Problems

Tree trimming can be dangerous business. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that grounds maintenance workers, which tree trimming falls under, have a fatality rate that is almost five times that of the average worker in the United States. (That might make it difficult...

Fraud Dispenser

In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the U.S. opioid prescribing rate was 58.7 per 100 people. The good news is that number translates into the lowest rate in more than a decade. (The bad news is that more...

Where Everyone Knows Your Name

The place where everybody knows your name once referred to the iconic Bostonian bar in the hit television show, Cheers. In today’s fraud article, that place happens to be Facebook, the bane of existence for a Lakewood, Ohio bartender who publicized the fact she...

Duped

Fraudsters can be cunning and extremely persuasive. They will say and do just about anything necessary to carry out their ruse, even if it means exploiting a loved one, friend or boss. A man from Lancaster, Ohio fits that bill and used his girlfriend...
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