Saturday, April 4, 2020

Everything is Bigger in Texas

So they say “everything is bigger in Texas,” but did you know that: Texas' total area is twice the size of Germany. If Texas was its own country, it would have the 13th highest GDP in the world. The King Ranch in Texas is...

Another Piece of the Fraud Puzzle

One of the largest Medicare fraud schemes in history bilked the government of approximately $375 million over a six-year period and allegedly involved 11,000 home health care patients and 500 health care agencies. According to an article in D Healthcare, another piece of...

Impaired Thinking

There are lots of things that can cause impaired thinking – sleep deprivation, alcohol and drug use, certain medications or diseases, and then there’s just plain stupidity. Two Texans, who worked for a company that determined workers’ compensation benefit eligibility, weren’t thinking logically when...

Singing a Sad Song

Most country songs tell stories about human nature and the tragic circumstances that are often part of life. Even though this category of music most often covers broken hearts and regret, a fair amount of crooning covers lying, cheating and stealing as well. The...

Piece of the Fraud Pie

Many workers’ compensation fraud schemes involve supposedly injured workers who claim they are unable to work, when they actually can. Sometimes they are caught on surveillance video performing physical activities that their workers’ compensation forms claim they cannot do. Today’s fraud case is a...

Sole Responsibility

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issues an annual list called the ''Dirty Dozen,'' which details the top 12 tax scams that taxpayers need to know about. The agency's goal is to educate and prevent honest taxpayers from falling victim to any of these illegal...

To Tell the Truth

For many years, American taxpayers have been concerned that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will not have enough money to pay out benefits at retirement; yet, the agency continues to pay millions of dollars to people who are no longer alive. According to The...

Pre-existing Fraud

Car accidents happen all the time. Some people walk away without a scratch and count their lucky stars. Other unfortunate folks deserve compensation to treat injuries received from a crash. The website, ReduceYourWorkersComp.com, shares a story about a San Antonio...

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...

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...
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