Monday, July 6, 2020

Fraud Pyramid

Just as pyramids are wide at the bottom leading to a point at the top, many fraudulent schemes start with a broad base of criminal supporters and lead up to a mastermind. Such is the case for today’s “Fraud of the Day,” where 30...

Paper Pusher

Paper pushers are generally referred to in a derogatory manner because their job requires a lot of repetitive and monotonous work. (Some fraudsters excel at being paper pushers and can make a lot of money by repeatedly filling out fraudulent insurance claim forms, resulting...

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,...

Some Things Go Together

Some things go together like salt and pepper, peanut butter and jelly, night and day; and then there are fraudsters and their accomplices. An article published in the Star-Telegram describes how a doctor and nurse worked together to defraud Medicare of millions of dollars. The...

Strengths and Weaknesses

Taxes are complicated. It's hard to keep on top of deductions and loop holes, not to mention keeping track of all those statements. Many people find that their strengths are not in preparing taxes so they hire tax a preparation service to...

Vowing to Fraud

Upon getting married, couples have the option to write their own vows, or recite prewritten vows before the official ''I do.'? I've been to many weddings, and perhaps it's protocol to leave the next statement out, but never have I heard? ''I vow to...

Stealing from the Hungry

According to the United States Department of Agriculture Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, the average monthly grocery bill for a family of four as of November 2014 is around $900. (That is definitely not cheap.) A story posted on MySanAntonio.com reports on a...

Fraud Conductor

In 2016, Medicaid paid out $26 million for individuals who were deceased, just in one state alone. The federal-state insurance program, which serves the nation 's most underprivileged citizens, has similar problems in other states as well. A Texas physician jumped on the fraud...

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...

Unemployment Insurance Program under Scrutiny for Three Years – Finally Cracks Down

How did it take an unemployment insurance program that has been under scrutiny for the last three years until now to finally crack down on fraud by 130 city workers in Washington, D.C.? We may not know why, but according to The Washington Post,...
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