Wednesday, December 19, 2018

80-Year-Old Man Charged with Stealing His Mother’s Social Security Benefits

Every time we get a paycheck, we see that Uncle Sam has deducted a small percentage. That money – our Social Security – is put away until we retire. There are lots of rules surrounding the Social Security program, but one thing is certain?...

Just Another Day at the Supermarket

Ok – you've got your grocery list in-check and have finally made time for the trip to the supermarket. The question is? where are you going to buy groceries? You could opt for proximity – it is always a pain to drive further than...

Powering a Conspiracy

Listen to this Story For many sales professionals, generating leads is a necessary starting point in the process of making a sale. (However, it's important to obtain leads in a legal manner before trying to close the deal.) The...

Tyranny of Fraud

A tyrant can be defined as someone in a position of authority who uses his or her power in a harmful way. Fraud is tyrannous and – when it comes to government benefits fraud – it usually starts out with someone who uses...

Make More Money

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Unqualified staff used therapist IDs 7,000 times in Tennessee,” published by Insurance Fraud News. Assistant U.S. Attorney David L. Gunn recommended 18 months in federal prison for Dr. Penaranda Tan, who owned Therapeutic Services of Morristown and pleaded guilty to a single count of health-care fraud, according to court documents.

Looking for a Free Ride? How about a Lift to Prison?

Fraudsters are basically looking for a free ride. How else can we account for fraudsters like the one in today's Fraud of the Day from the Times Record News about a defendant involved in an unemployment fraud scheme? The article reports that a defendant was...

Nailing Fraud

Construction sites are typically full of large machines, nails scattered in the dirt and caution signs. There's a lot of scraping and banging as things are being built. While men and women with hard hats and neon vests bob in and out of building...

A Mother’s Love

We all know that our caregivers shape us. Oftentimes, parents and guardians give everything to their children, perhaps even when they're long gone. Well, according to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the Social Security Administration (SSA), one 80 year-old...

A Taxing Pyramid Scheme

Whenever you think of a pyramid scheme, you tend to think about product gimmicks out to take advantage of the not-so-savvy consumer – eventually reeling them in to sell the product themselves. Well here's a new one. Now pyramid schemes are going so far...

Fraud Chasers

The term ambulance chaser refers to an aggressive lawyer who pursues and represents accident victims in personal injury cases. The Lebanon Democrat & Wilson County News reports on a story about the owners of an ambulance transportation service who chased down a few...
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