Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sick of Fraud

Hospice programs offer medical services and emotional support to patients who are facing the end of their life. Hospice workers are required to be licensed and certified in order to provide this specialized care. (Obviously, you wouldn't want someone who is not qualified to...

Pulling a Fast One

Listen to this Story Many foreign workers come to the United States through the H1-B visa program, which allows businesses to sponsor qualified workers from other countries who can provide specialized expertise in a particular area such as accounting, computer...

Repeat Offender

Some criminals just can't help themselves. Once they start down the path towards a life of crime, it is often hard to turn back. The Sugar Land Sun reports on a Houston woman, who was already serving time for a prior conviction,...

Everything (including conspiracy) is Bigger in Texas

Listen to this Story Getting injured on the job is something that can happen to anyone who is required to perform physical labor. (Companies pay into workers' compensation insurance programs to protect the viability of their business as well...

From Community Support to Community Service

Billing the government for services you claim to have provided in the middle of the night is probably going to raise a few red flags. That's exactly how the Vermont Medicaid Fraud and Residential Abuse Unit caught a Rutland man attempting to defraud Medicaid,...

Deliberate

Fraud is any deliberate act to take property or money by deception from a victim. In other words, it’s an intentional act to deceive for the purposes of unlawfully or unfairly gaining something. (It’s driven by a fraudster’s need to become wealthy without having to actually...

Hijacked Credentials

Credentials are important if you want to obtain a certain status, privilege or right. For example, if you want to be recognized as a doctor, you must provide proof that you graduated from medical school and have the appropriate credentials to practice medicine. If...

When Good Role Models Go Bad

Positive role models are supposed to provide a good example. (They are badly needed today, especially in areas where there are disadvantaged youth.) A press release from the Commonwealth of Virginia Office of the Attorney General details the story of a positive role model...

Self-directed Fraud

When an on-the-job injury occurs that warrants workers’ compensation benefits, the injured worker is required to visit a licensed physical therapist or chiropractor, who is under the direction of a medical doctor, to participate in a rehabilitation plan that will get them back to...

Stopped Dead in His Tracks

Death is often used in popular metaphors such as, ''stopped dead in his tracks,'' or ''scared to death.'? With such a negative connotation, implanting ''death'' into a scenario can leave any situation a little less lively, pun intended. But what happens when you mix...
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