Friday, May 29, 2020

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?...

Costly Cure

A former clinical pharmacy manager from Jonesborough was sentenced to 16 months in federal prison for healthcare fraud, which resulted in at least a $4.4 million loss to TennCare.

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...

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...

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.

Don’t Do the Crime if You Can’t Do the Time

We've all heard the expression: ''don't do the crime if you can't do the time.'' It basically means we should all think twice about breaking a rule or law if we don't think we can handle the consequences that come along with...

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...

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...

Easy Come, Easy Go

We all know that the only things certain in life are death and taxes. And, tax season is upon us. (It's better than the alternative.) It's time to watch out for tax refund and identity fraudsters. That's a message at least 240 people probably...

Free Ride

A free ride can turn into a very expensive ride when those who commit fraud against government benefits programs get caught. Such is the case of a Mississippi woman, who took more than a free ride, compliments of the Medicaid...
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