Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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...

Say It Isn’t So

Speech therapists diagnose and treat patients that have communication and swallowing disorders resulting from strokes, brain injuries, hearing loss, developmental delays or other problems. Their job is to create and implement a treatment plan that will improve the patient's quality of life. An article...

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...

At the Intersection of Fraud and the Law

Parallel lines run side by side, but they never intersect at any point. An article published in The Dallas Morning News tells about a husband and wife who ran a tax preparation business that served as a front for several parallel fraudulent operations. The story...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The High Price of SIRF

Stolen Identity Tax Refund (SIRF) fraud costs the United States Treasury and law abiding taxpayers billions of dollars. (Perpetrators of SIRF fraud are difficult to catch and prosecute because it is easy to hide behind the anonymity of electronic tax returns.) A story posted...
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