Saturday, March 28, 2020

Forging Ahead

One of the most common schemes used to bilk money from Medicare involves the unnecessary supply of power wheelchairs and medical supply accessories. An article published by The Tyler Morning Telegraph profiles a health care supply company owner who bilked Medicare of more than...

Abuse of Position

Occasionally acts of fraud are committed by people in positions of power or authority. (Sometimes, those we trust can hurt us the most.) An article published in the Examiner details the story of a licensed physician who took advantage of his position to fraudulently...

Family Ties

In an ideal world, a functional family is supposed to be a positive and loving support system that sustains members through both easy and tough times, while offering wisdom and guidance that encourages sound decision-making. On the other hand, a dysfunctional family thinks they...

Dying to Defraud

When expressing that you are ''dying'' or ''hungry'' to do or have something, it means that you are extremely eager. An article posted on WFAA.com tells about a former mortuary owner who committed food stamp fraud by lying on her benefits application. (She was...

Sticky Situation

For people who have bad backs, electric nerve stimulators can do wonders for a fairly low price. (Back surgery costs quite a bit more and doesn't always guarantee relief.) An article published in the Austin Business Journal tells how the owner of a Texas...

Walking a Crooked Line

Vestibular testing is used to determine if there is something wrong with the inner ear. (It's definitely no walk in the park to be dizzy for prolonged periods of time.) A press release issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation tells about a husband...

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...

The Trouble with False Claims

Lying is not always illegal, but the act does carry some serious consequences if it is related to a federal crime. (For instance, it would be best not to tell a lie while under oath with a police officer or a judge.)...

The Psychology of Fraud

The term, ''bounded ethicality,'' is used by psychology professionals to describe a notion that most of the unethical behavior people engage in does not occur because they are evil or immoral. They pursue these activities because they are influenced by social stressors, organizational conditions...

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...
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