Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Self-directed Fraud

When an on-the-job injury occurs that warrants workers’ compensation benefits, the injured worker is required to visit a licensed physical therapist or chiropractor, who is under the direction of a medical doctor, to participate in a rehabilitation plan that will get them back 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...

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...

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...

Pulling a Fast One

Listen to this Story Many foreign workers come to the United States through the H1-B visa program, which allows businesses to sponsor qualified workers from other countries who can provide specialized expertise in a particular area such as accounting, computer...

Stopped Dead in His Tracks

Death is often used in popular metaphors such as, ''stopped dead in his tracks,'' or ''scared to death.'? With such a negative connotation, implanting ''death'' into a scenario can leave any situation a little less lively, pun intended. But what happens when you mix...

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...

Fraud Pyramid

Just as pyramids are wide at the bottom leading to a point at the top, many fraudulent schemes start with a broad base of criminal supporters and lead up to a mastermind. Such is the case for today’s “Fraud of the Day,” where 30...
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