Sunday, April 5, 2020

Seeing Things in a Different Light

How we see ourselves can be very different from how others see us. The owner and operator of a medical staffing company and home care services provider in Pennsylvania definitely saw herself in a different light than the government prosecutors who went after her...

Con Costs

One of the most common methods of healthcare fraud comes from healthcare workers billing insurance programs for services that are never delivered. What people may not realize is just how stiff the penalty can be in these cases. One of the latest cases of in-home...

Facing Fraud

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, nearly $11 billion was spent on more than 10 million cosmetic procedures during 2012. How far will someone go to fund the cost of these procedures (which cost a mint)? United Press International (UPI) posted...

Home-Health Fraud

People who qualify for Medicaid’s home healthcare coverage are some of the most vulnerable among us. They are impoverished or disabled and count on home-health workers to help them with basic needs. But that doesn’t stop some people from stealing from the program and...

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...

“Ghost” Employee; Real Scam

A Pennsylvania Personal Assistance Services director pleaded guilty to participating in a massive Medicaid fraud scheme. His plea included one count of conspiracy to defraud the Pennsylvania Medicaid program and one count of healthcare fraud. Keith Scroggins, who worked for Moriarty Consultants, Inc., submitted fraudulent...

Ex-inmate Sentenced for Student Loan Fraud

According to the KSDK.com article, Michelle Owens—an ex-inmate from the South Carolina Correctional Institution—used her prison job in the educational office to gather other inmates' personal information. She then used that information to apply to be a student at Webster University, where she...

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...

Held Captive

Listen to this Story Fraud is dangerous business and can be life-threatening. (Even though it's extremely inconvenient to have your identity stolen or to see your hard earned tax dollars stolen by criminals through a variety of scams, we...

Worth the Cost

There are times in life where you have to stop and ask yourself? ''Is this worth the cost?'' Perhaps you are purchasing a new car, or maybe you have decided to end a relationship for a new start. Regardless, it's always good to weigh...
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