Saturday, November 17, 2018

How Many People Live at Your House?

Everyone has needs – the most basic being food, clothing and shelter. Today's Fraud of the Day from the Pocono Record, addresses a potential case of fraud involving the last of these three needs? shelter. The article reports that a low income housing resident has...

Cooperation Goes A Long Way

It's always important to be cooperative when seeking leniency from the Judge. An article on Philly.com details the story of the former director and owner of a Philadelphia hospice center, who cooperated with federal prosecutors regarding his participation in fraud scheme that billed...

Home Is Where the Fraud Is

We've all heard the expression: ''home is where the heart is.'' For most of us, this sentiment rings true. A home provides a sense of security and shelter. But, times are tough, and not everyone is able to afford housing to meet these needs. That's...

Jamaican Me Crazy

Fraudsters love to spend their stolen money on lavish lifestyles, expensive vehicles, luxurious designer items and trips to warm climates ,preferably islands where they cannot be easily found. A former mental health counselor from Pennsylvania used Medicaid to fund at least 24 trips out...

Double Dipping

Double dipping is usually frowned upon. (And I'm not talking about dragging your potato chip through the French onion dip a second time after taking a bite out of it.) An article published by The Inquisitr News tells the story of a former postal...

Stamp of Disapproval

Fraudsters will use family members to accomplish their crime if they are desperate enough. A story reported in the Rutland Herald tells about a father who used his daughter's signature to defraud the government of approximately $10,000. The article states that the man's...

Speak Up

Sometimes, you can get into trouble for speaking up, but there also are times when you can find yourself in a predicament by keeping your mouth shut. An article posted on CBSNews.com describes how a Pennsylvania man is accused of neglecting to explain to...

Dialing for Dollars

It's doubtful that the Pawtucket, Rhode Island, man who was caught collecting more than $7,000 in unemployment insurance while employed, had any idea that the state keeps a prosecutor on-staff solely for these types of cases. (Unfortunately for him, it does.) A press release...

Food Stamp ATM

Do you ever take for granted the convenience of an ATM? With one quick swipe of a card and by punching four digits, you have your bank at your disposal. A Pennsylvania fraudster picked up on this convenience and set up her own food...

Feeding Fraud

If a patient is unable to consume food or liquids by mouth, doctors may prescribe a feeding tube that can be put directly into the stomach through the abdomen. This procedure bypasses the mouth and esophagus and goes directly into the intestinal system,...
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