Saturday, March 28, 2020

Precarious Position

East Texas is largely rural, and until one doctor opened six hospitals across that area of the state, residents did not have readily accessible emergency care. Initially, the hospital chain was a welcome addition, until accusations of fraud emerged. An article in The Dallas...

Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd and Four’s a Fraud Scheme

There's a saying that ''two's company, three's a crowd.'' This idiom usually is used when two people are seeking privacy and don't want to be bothered. A press release published by the Department of Justice details the illegal activities of two company...

Don’t Blame the Dog

Dogs have taken the blame for many things including lost homework, mangled shoes and shredded furniture to name a few. A story from the Courthouse News Service describes a Dallas man who may have gotten an idea from the canine species to swallow...

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...

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...

Repeat Offender

Some criminals just can't help themselves. Once they start down the path towards a life of crime, it is often hard to turn back. The Sugar Land Sun reports on a Houston woman, who was already serving time for a prior conviction,...

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...

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...

Liar, Liar

Law enforcement agencies can request a ''Significant Public Benefit Parole'' for foreigners who assist with ongoing investigations. This benefit allows them to remain in the United States for one year. According to an article in the Austin American-Statesman, a former law enforcement official...

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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