Sunday, April 5, 2020

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...

Everything (including conspiracy) is Bigger in Texas

Listen to this Story Getting injured on the job is something that can happen to anyone who is required to perform physical labor. (Companies pay into workers' compensation insurance programs to protect the viability of their business as well...

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...

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...

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...

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.)...

Norfolk woman spent dead mom’s Social Security

The death of a parent is always hard to accept – mustering the strength to move past the event often takes time. For one Virginia woman, it took nearly 14 years for her to ''accept'' her mother had passed. Though it might have gone...
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