Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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...

Not Quite Right

If a doctor's practice, home health care company or medical supply company has to pay a recruiter to bring in patients, then you can be sure that something is not quite right. (You can almost bet that Medicare or Medicaid fraud is going on.)...

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...

A Degree of Separation

At times, the smallest amount of something can make the largest difference. For example, you are constructing a skyscraper and lay the foundation just a few degrees off the planned measurement. A couple years down the road, an earthquake hits and brings the building...

Family Tree of Fraud

Sometimes there is nothing quite as enjoyable as family time. Bringing together the gang to bond and celebrate the pure joy of committing fraud together. Wait, what? While some families prefer to play sports or go to church together, others take to fraud. According...

Getting In On the Action

Whenever easy money is to be had, opportunists usually abound. An article published on EHRIntelligence.com describes a huge Medicare fraud scheme where seven people got in on the action to bilk the benefits program of $97 million. (That's quite an enormous amount of...

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...

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...

Concrete Confessions

Do you like the expression? ''It's set in stone''? It is great to use when talking about sentencing fraudsters. It is music to my ears to hear: ''The sentencing for fraud is set in stone.'? According to an Amarillo Globe-News article, one...

Faking It Didn’t Make It

You've probably heard the catchphrase ''fake it 'til you make it.'' It suggests that if you are lacking assurance that you can do something, feigning confidence will actually enable you to be confident in your abilities. This works well if you are...
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